This special section focuses on issues that can help ethnic elders live with dignity and security with the essential income seniors need to maintain their homes, health and peace of mind as they age. New America Media is grateful to The Atlantic Philanthropies for their support in creating this vital website. This section is edited by NAM Ethnic Elders Newsbeat Director Paul Kleyman. Please direct question to him at pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
Landlords ‘Gouge’ Nonprofits Into Moving Away From Seniors They Serve
 

Landlords ‘Gouge’ Nonprofits Into Moving Away From Seniors They Serve

KALW “Crosscurrents”, Interview, Ben Trefny, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

“We're totally at the mercy of the landlords,” says Geoff Link, editor of San Francisco’s “Central City Extra,” about forced evictions of nonprofits serving elders.

 

LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media, News Analysis, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Skyrocketing urban costs plus the bias LGBT seniors face are leading nonprofits to develop affordable housing. But the demand goes beyond planned units.

 

Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 20, 2014

In San Francisco, African American LGBT seniors face double discrimination from racism and ageism, a recent report shows.

 

LGBT Groups Working to End Seniors’ Isolation

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Discrimination and lack of family leave many LGBT seniors isolated and even suicidal. But New York and San Francisco are seeing changes.

 

Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

 

Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, Tom Carter, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

San Francisco is responding slowly to recommendations to improve the safety of its 500+ SRO hotels housing vulnerable elders and those with disabilities.

 

Un-Retiring? Here’s How To Connect With A Career Coach

 

Forbes/New America Media, News Feature, Kerry Hannon, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

If you’re 65-plus and want to rock on, not get in a rocker, what will you do next? Author Kerry Hannon has tips on how to find the best career coach for you.

 

LGBT Latino Seniors Face Housing Crunch, Isolation in San Francisco

 

New America Media, News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Recent reports show many LGBT Latino seniors experience multiple layers of discrimination, housing limitations and can’t count on community support.

 

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Science now enables those with HIV to survive--and many are aging isolated and depressed. Some are organizing for group support and better services.

 

Senior Centers’ Casino Trips Help Drive Gambling Addiction

 

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 07, 2014

As gambling addiction grows among seniors, researchers try catching up in a seeming race to stop the cash flow between casino ATMs and slot machines.

 

As Seniors Gamble for Fun, Some Find Only Trouble

 

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 05, 2014

Like a growing number of lonely elders who never bet much before, Gina’s dad, 83, fell into gambling addiction, risking his income and almost his home.

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