Caregivers Face Crushing Demands, But Help Isn’t Far

Caregivers Face Crushing Demands, But Help Isn’t Far

Dallas Morning News/New America Media , News Report, Hanah Cho, Posted: May 12, 2016

Texas caregivers overwhelmed by severe illness, like Alzheimer’s, have found relief in respite-care programs.


Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression


La Raza/New America Media, News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 04, 2016

Social isolation can be worse than smoking and hypertension, experts say. Read the stories of two Latina elders in Chicago living alone with some help from senior services.


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.


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.


Compensating the Kindness of Strangers: Immigrant Care Workers in the Shadows


Boston Globe/New America Media , News Report, Nell Lake, Posted: Apr 18, 2016

Rapid aging and fewer family members for eldercare are increasing demand for paid workers. But immigrants filling the gap face low pay and anti-immigration hostility.


Tibetan Buddhism’s American Diaspora--To Woodstock


America Abroad/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: Apr 14, 2016

As the Dalai Lama turns 80, nowhere has Tibetan Buddhism rooted more deeply than in America. Public radio’s Karen Michel profiles a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Woodstock, N.Y.


Finding Support for Seniors Facing Challenges Living Alone


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito, Posted: Apr 01, 2016

Here’s a guide to help seniors living alone--and their adult children--anticipate needs and pull together help from home care to home meals.


Aging Parents at a Distance Who Aren’t Really ‘Just Fine’


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito, Posted: Mar 31, 2016

Living far from your aging parents? On your next visit back home, look for these clues to know when to step in and seek help.


The Other 2016 Campaign: Reframing Aging


PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Report, Bob Rosenblatt, Posted: Mar 24, 2016

Advocacy groups in aging aim to “reframe” the public's image of getting older.


‘Dolphin Tank’ Friendlier Than ‘Sharks’ in Senior-Business Competition


Aabaco (YahooNews)/New America Media , News Feature, Mark Taylor , Posted: Mar 22, 2016

Startups offering aging boomers affordable hearing aids, seniors’ brain games, and more, got friendly help in a ‘Dolphin Tank,” not from capital ‘sharks.”

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