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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.


DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled


Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Seniors often leave hospitals more disabled than when they arrived. But the nation’s few special ACE units show they can promote health and independence.


Black, Old and Locked Up: The Stresses of Release and Reentry


Miami Times/New America Media , News Feature, Carolyn Guniss , Posted: Jul 29, 2016

America’s prisons are filled with older inmates, most of them black. Many are being released after decades, but reentry-to-society programs are inadequate.


'It's Not Just About Toilets' -- A 'Bellwether' of City's Response to Homelessness


New America Media, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 29, 2016

The city's inaction on providing adequate hygiene facilities plays a major role in keeping people from exiting homelessness.


Homeless But at Home in San Francisco


New America Media, Profile, Anna Challet, Posted: Jun 27, 2016

To the average observer, San Francisco's homeless population might look chaotic, a sign of the widening cracks in the city's facade.


AGING IN THE FIELDS: Retirement Followed by a Return to Work


Capital & Main/New America Media , News Report, David Bacon, Posted: Jun 01, 2016

The number of older farm workers is growing. Almost a third of them are over 45. In 2001 only 19 percent were over 45.


AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working


Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: May 30, 2016

Like thousands of undocumented farmworkers, Anastasia Flores has aged faster than her 56 years. They pay Social Security, but can’t get its benefits in old age.

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