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Ethnic Elders

Ethnic Elders
Elders News Roundup

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on ethnic elders and policy in America. For more information on NAM's ethnic elder coverage, contact Paul Kleyman.

In addition, check out the Elders News Roundup for the latest on research, media reports on aging with quips, quotes and other items of note...

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New America Media, Essay, Andrew Lam , Jul 25, 2013

For a period of a month sometime ago I became a vegetarian. Some people wont eat meat because they think its cruel to animals, or because of health concerns. My reason is a little different: it is love.

Who Will Light Incense When Mother's Gone? A Tribute on Mother's Day

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, May 06, 2011

Franz Schurmann: A Curious, Restless American Soul

New America Media, Tribute, Andrew Lam, Aug 23, 2010

Seniors Need Second Stimulus, Says Group

New America Media/Black Voice News, News Report, Linnie Frank Bailey , May 09, 2010

Seniors are an overlooked in President Obama's stimulus package, even though they are staying in the workforce longer than in years past.

West Coast Nikkei Eldercare: Planning for New and More Diverse Systems of Care

Discover Nikkei, News Report, Nancy Matsumoto, May 09, 2010

Watching my mother and her friends approach decisions about retirement living and beyond, I realized that the all-Japanese environment once mandatory for non-English speaking Issei has become only one of several options for the Nisei and older Sansei generations.

I Was Not a Victim of Age Discrimination at Work (Not)

The Unsilent Generation, Commentary, James Ridgeway, May 07, 2010

When I was fired by the new owners of the Village Voice in 2006, after working there for 30 years, it had nothing to do with age discrimination. At least, thats what the official documents say.


Lawsuit Restores Help for Thousands Denied Social Security, SSI

New America Media, News Report, Video, Paul Kleyman, Video by Cliff Parker, Apr 27, 2010

Thanks to a class-action court settlement, a quarter-million elders and people with disabilities can now reapply for wrongly stopped or denied Social Security or SSI benefits. Those cut off because of often old or mistaken arrest warrants can reclaim their share of $500 million in lost benefits nationally.


Treasured Teacher Embodies 100 Reasons to Learn Oneida

American Indian News Service, Profile, Kara Briggs, Apr 22, 2010

When Maria Hinton was born nearly 100 years ago, every Oneida family spoke the language of their ancestors. Now a great-great-grandmother, Hinton may be one of a few fluent Oneida speakers left in Wisconsin, but she is determined not to be the last.

Asian American Health

Grouping All Asians Together Could Be Bad For Health

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Apr 05, 2010

Extensive new research shows that research lumping Asians together perpetuates their image as a healthy model minority and hides critical differences. Differentiating Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders can save lives.

Health reform

Health Care Reform A Step Forward But Long Road Ahead

New America Media, Commentary, Maya Rockeymoore, Apr 01, 2010

Now that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, health reform anxiety is setting in as Americans are trying to learn what the changes will mean for their lives. Here are some of the key advances--and disappointments of special interest to racial and ethnic groups.

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