More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

This article originally appeared in the American Society on Aging, Generations Journal. The original article can be found here. Caregiving has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being the oldest of three kids with two immigrant parents,…


DEC Welcomes new Director of Policy and Advocacy, Didier Trinh

DEC Welcomes new Director of Policy and Advocacy, Didier Trinh

Diverse Elders Coalition’s National Director, Lauren Pongan, talks with Didier Trinh, the newest member of the DEC team and our inaugural Director of Policy and Advocacy, about why he’s come to the DEC.

Lauren: Welcome Didier! I’m so excited to have you on board as our first Director of Policy and Advocacy. You’re bringing 20+ years of experience in fede…

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LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back

LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back

By SAGE. This article originally appeared on the SAGE blog

LGBTQ+ History Month presents an opportunity for us all to #LookBack at our shared history so that we may understand the gravity of what generations of activism accomplished and so that our collective history can inform the actions and decisions of our future.

Our elders have shown us that our history…

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DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

By Didier Trinh, Diverse Elders Coalition’s Advocacy Director.

Under the Obama Administration, the original text of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Rights Law, or HCRL) was interpreted to protect individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. However, under the Trump administration, many of these protections that p…

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Everyone has a story to tell — what’s yours?

Stories change minds. One of the most effective ways to educate the public and build momentum for diverse older adults is to describe our lives and the elements that shaped them. Stories tell leaders about our struggles and triumphs in ways that facts and numbers cannot do alone. And your story can be the story that leads to change.

Policy and Advocacy Issues

More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

This article originally appeared in the American Society on Aging, Generations Journal. The original article can be found here.

Caregiving has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being the oldest of three kids with two immigrant parents, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…

Read more

LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back

LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back

By SAGE. This article originally appeared on the SAGE blog

LGBTQ+ History Month presents an opportunity for us all to #LookBack at our shared history so that we may understand the gravity of what generations of activism accomplished and so that our collective history can inform the actions and decisions of our future.

Our elders have shown us that our history…

Read more

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

By Didier Trinh, Diverse Elders Coalition’s Advocacy Director.

Under the Obama Administration, the original text of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Rights Law, or HCRL) was interpreted to protect individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. However, under the Trump administration, many of these protections that p…

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Caregiving 

More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

This article originally appeared in the American Society on Aging, Generations Journal. The original article can be found here.

Caregiving has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being the oldest of three kids with two immigrant parents, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…

Read more

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

By Didier Trinh, Diverse Elders Coalition’s Advocacy Director.

Under the Obama Administration, the original text of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Rights Law, or HCRL) was interpreted to protect individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. However, under the Trump administration, many of these protections that p…

Read more

Older Americans Month and the Role of Older Adults in Our Lives

Older Americans Month and the Role of Older Adults in Our Lives

U.S. culture is often described as youth focused — a description that is certainly true of U.S. popular culture. Driven by Hollywood standards of beauty and fashion, our media outlets inundate us with images and analyses of trends, as well as star gossip. Invariably, these images and analyses focus on the young and beautiful stars of stage, screen and popular musi…

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COVID-19 

Protecting Elders in a Pandemic World

Protecting Elders in a Pandemic World

By Jatika H. Patterson. This article originally appeared on The Atlanta Voice.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, two of the first regulations from the World Health Organization (WHO) were self-quarantining and social distancing.

As many of us did our best to stay six feet away from each other in grocery stores, jobs, walking the streets, that new reg…

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Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

By Dr. Marcy Adelman. This article originally appeared in SF Bay Times.

Jan is a 71-year-old lesbian and a diabetic. She lives alone and prides herself on her independence. She is quick to tell you she is a happily retired jack of all trades and now an aspiring photographer. Pre-pandemic she enjoyed doing portraits but COVID-19 and shelter in place (CSIP)…

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Tag team approach to healthcare reaches older adults in Bangladeshi community during COVID-19 pandemic

Tag team approach to healthcare reaches older adults in Bangladeshi community during COVID-19 pandemic

by NARGIS HAKIM RAHMAN. This article originally appeared in Tostada Magazine.

 

Typically, Farzana Noor, a nurse practitioner at the Children’s Clinic of Michigan in Hamtramck is accustomed to bandaging up cuts and scrapes, treating colds, and soothing fussing children getting their first shots.

That all changed last year when the pandemic …

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