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INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: No Safe Haven for the Old, Black and Poor
 

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: No Safe Haven for the Old, Black and Poor

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Jan 09, 2017

A veteran of New York's Housing Authority reflects on the hard times facing African American seniors in Brooklyn's East New York and Brownsville areas.

 

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: Older, Black and Eeking Out a Living

 

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Jan 03, 2017

She was a successful black professional, then laid off after 16 years--add employment age discrimination and eldercare duties for a story of midlife struggle.

 

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: One Social Worker's View of Aging Black on Life’s Margins

 

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Dec 26, 2016

Older African Americans and others in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood are marginalized, relying on low incomes and pantries offering unhealthy canned goods.

 

A Poor Christmas for Latino Elders on LA Streets

 

La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Dec 23, 2016

Poverty and hunger are the staples of the season for many older Latinos in Los Angeles, even on Christmas.

 

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: Housing for the Ages--The quest to Build Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

 

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Feature, Gregg Morris, Posted: Dec 20, 2016

It took Dedra Wade a decade--and the Lotto--to get the Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments built for lower-income elders in Brooklyn’s East New York.

 

The Challenges of Safely Aging in Place in Rural America

 

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Dec 14, 2016

People aging in--even retiring to--rural areas like Oregon face health challenges and isolation associated with growing old in sparsely populated places.

Aging, Race and the Trump Election Impact

 

Uprising Radio/New America Media , News Report, Charlene Muhammed, Posted: Dec 08, 2016

Broadcasting from New Orleans, Charlene Muhammed devoted her Pacifica Radio “Uprising" program to challenges ahead under Trump for those reliant on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

 

Blues Icon Highlights Meeting’s “New Lens” on Black Aging Research

 

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Report, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Dec 06, 2016

Scholars highlighted issues for black elders--including a focus on older blues musicians like icon Little Freddie King--at a national gerontology conference.

 

The Oakland Hotel Village’s Remedy for Chinese Elders’ Epidemic of Loneliness

 

California Health Report , News Report, Matt Perry, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

The Hotel Oakland Village is making history in the historic California location with a program end isolation of Chinese elders.

 

Aging Boomers to Depend on a Little Help From Their Friends, Extended Kin

 

Deseret News/New America Media, News Report, Lois Collins, Posted: Dec 01, 2016

Family forms an "invisible" eldercare workforce, but changes like more senior divorce and smaller families mean a bigger role for friends and extended kin.

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