For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers

For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers

Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 30, 2014

“Peaches” Ephram, 90, thrives on family, church and one of Mississippi’s better nursing homes with care most black elders don’t see. But change is on the way.


How To Start Getting Fit For Life


Senior News/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams, Posted: Jul 19, 2014

Feeling sluggish, able to “pinch” your age by the inch? Dawn Williams tells how to get started revitalizing your health and renewing your energy at 50+.


Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End - But Does It Save Money?


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Bob Martinez, 81--fed up with hospitals--entered a special Sutter Health pilot program through Obamacare to comfort him and his family in his final months.


Life's Journey: A Hospice Nurse's Frank Approach to Death


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/New America Media , News Feature, Gary Rotstein , Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Former hospice nurse Joan Baldwin-Branch, faced with her own cancer, blogged openly about her “journey” to comfort family, friends and strangers.


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.


Eagle Feathers for Your Journey: Cultures Differ As Death Approaches


Arizona Republic/New America Media , News Feature, Connie Cone Sexton, Posted: May 08, 2014

How people approach death and near-death experiences can vary widely among cultures, whether Native American, Latino, African American or Asian.


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.


Many Indian American Widows Prefer Living Alone Than With Their Families


India West/New America Media, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Apr 30, 2014

Defying tradition, studies show that Asian Indian widows may feel isolated and loss of respect even living with their family--and many prefer living on their own.


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.

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