Posts Tagged as "elders"

Why These ‘Super Seniors’ Have Taken the Same Class for 20 Years

Jun. 14, 2017 / By
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Long Beach City College really gets down with lifelong learning.

The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

Mar. 12, 2014 / By
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New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram

Photo: Brenda Washington in her tiny room, its shared bathroom down the hall. ..

Beneficial or Scary: Weighing the Pros & Cons Of Having Older Parents

Jan. 31, 2014 / By and
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As life expectancy continues to lengthen and people are choosing to become parents at much later times in their lives, we’re seeing more couples successfully raising children to adulthood...

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study Shows Racial Gap in Pension, Retirement Savings

Dec. 23, 2013 / By


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman

“Facts on Ethnic Elders” is a monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future...

Digital Elders Upgrade for Work, Family and Peace of Mind

Sep. 22, 2013 / By
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Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Photo: Digital Elders Denise Davidson, 53 (left), with Peggy Powell, 76, comparing notes on smart phone use...

Mandela’s Illness Exposes Little End-of-Life Planning in Modern World

Jul. 17, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram

PALO ALTO, Calif. – For weeks now, the media has been pouring out news about former South African President Nelson Mandela’s illness and repeated hospital stays...

Aging Undocumented Immigrants – A Burden or a Boon?

May. 1, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman

SAN FRANCISCO–As the debate over immigration reform tugs predictably back in Washington, an undercurrent of ageism and disability bias has been flowing beneath more obvious racial and class implications...

Asian Elders Could Be Hit Hardest by Fed ‘Sequester’ Cuts

Apr. 8, 2013 / By
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International Examiner , Commentary, Christine Takada, Posted: Apr 05, 2013

Photo: Andrelina “Elna” Orbeta, 79, works helping seniors who phone a Seattle nonprofit...

Social Security, Medicare Safe From Fed Cuts—Until March

Jan. 14, 2013 / By
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L.A. Watts Times/New America Media, News Analysis, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Posted: Jan 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES–The dreaded “fiscal cliff” of government spending cuts and tax raises that was to take effect on January 1 has been averted for now, thanks to an agreement by the White House and Congress reached last week...

Global Aging: Engine for Growth–or Fiscal Nightmare?

Jan. 9, 2013 / By
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Reporting on Health/New America Media, News Analysis, Eileen Beal, Posted: Jan 09, 2013

Photo: Nile Sprague/HelpAge International 

SAN DIEGO–Keeping older people healthy so they can be independent and productive well into their 70s – and even 80s – isn’t just a medical challenge, it’s also an economic challenge, said Michael W...

Despite Poverty Today, Latinos May Define Rules in Aging America

Dec. 28, 2012 / By
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HuffPost Voces/New America Media, News Analysis, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted:Dec 26, 2012

Photo: Paula and Manuel Cisneros (Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez/HuffPost Voces)

DALLAS, Texas–For Paula and Manuel Cisneros, every day is a challenge of survival...

Doctor’s Word: Why Bridging Practitioners to Elder Research Makes Sense

Dec. 24, 2012 / By
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Physician’s Money Digest / New America Media, News Analysis, Eric Anderson, Posted:Dec 15, 2012

SAN DIEGO–Academic experts in aging stand on their college and university hilltops watching the health care battles going on down below...