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Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,


New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low-Income Californians


La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara/translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

The state’s new Cal MediConnect program seeks to coordinate health care for low-income elders and people with disabilities, offering patients “total care.”


For Many Boomer Immigrants, Rough Times Ahead


PBS' Next Avenue/New America Media, News Analysis, Chris Farrell, Posted: May 15, 2014

Aging immigrants in the U.S. can find later life rough. Often, their savings are low and family needs high. But some programs offer help.


Hunger on the Border—Latino Elders Struggle to Eat in South Texas


HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: May 07, 2014

Latino elders struggle for enough food to eat in poverty-stricken colonia settlements along the Texas-Mexico border.


Hambre, realidad para muchos ancianos latinos en sur de Texas


HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: May 07, 2014

El hambre se ha vuelto una amenaza real entre los ancianos latinos que viven las colonias de la frontera Texas-México.


Seniors Languish On Affordable Housing Wait-Lists


VoiceWaves / New America Media, News Report, Karina Cortez, Posted: May 03, 2014

Seniors in Long Beach routinely spend years in substandard living situations, as they wait for an affordable housing unit to become available.


As Health Falters, LGBT Seniors Face Stark Housing Choices


Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 26, 2014

Despite his stellar career, Bernard Mayes, 84, couldn’t easily find LGBT-appropriate and affordable assisted living close to his extended family in San Francisco.


Ethnic Transgender Women Reflect on a Lifetime of Struggle and Change


Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Transgender people struggle with more bias for their orientation, plus some racism from their lesbian-gay-bisexual peers. But They’ve learned to count on each other.


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.

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