Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago

Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

The aging of Chicago , like that of the U.S., is leaving many elders alone and often socially isolated. Researchers say that’s especially difficult for older Latinos.


With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet


New America Media, News Report, Ellen Rand, Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Anti-LGBT bias in senior care homes and health facilities is forcing many back into the closet after decades to hide their sexual orientation.

Hanoi Government Finds No Evidence of Contamination from Formosa


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

onnes of fish have been washing up along the shore of four central provinces since early this month. Subsistence fishermen and the owners of fish farms have suffered a devastating loss of income.


Moms Say Dental Care Tops List for Medi-Cal Kids-- Dentists Are MIA


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

For undocumented parents getting dental care for their children is top priority. They say that will be the main reason they will enroll their children in full-scope Medi-Cal next month.


Old and Homeless: Aging Hard and Fast on Spokane’s Streets


Spokane Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Report, Tyler Tjomsland, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

Grow old along the streets--the worst is yet to be. Homeless outreach workers are witnessing the accelerated aging of Spokane’s poorest seniors.


DACA Opens Door to Health Care


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 26, 2016

Among the benefits of DACA in California is the ability to access the health care program Medi-Cal.


Long Beach Orgs Prepare for Launch of Health4All Kids


Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Rebecca Medel, Posted: Apr 26, 2016

Community orgs in Central West Long Beach, home to the highest concentration of undocumented immigrants in LA County, are preparing for the launch of SB4. In preparation for the start of SB4 next month, the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) is partnering with The Children’s Clinic and the City of Long Beach’s Health and Human Services to enroll community members.


Marijuana: Arab Smokers, Religious Scholars Weigh In


Arab American News, News Feature, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Apr 26, 2016

The older generation of Muslims and Arabs are quick to call a cannabis smoker a "hashash," which in English roughly translates to "fiend" or "high on."


Study: With New Medicare Benefit, Doctors Look Beyond ‘Death Panels’


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 22, 2016

Medicare now reimburses doctors for consulting on patients’ end-of-life wishes. But a new study shows diverse physicians struggling over that conversation.

Creative Advocacy in Action: Mental Wellness Journeys


Young Minds Advocacy, Commentary, Astrea Somarriba, Posted: Apr 21, 2016

On Saturday, Young Minds journeyed to Youth In Mind’s Oakland office to facilitate a “Creative Advocacy” art workshop.

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