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,…


The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL

SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL 
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), a 41-year-old national non-profit that has been preserving and promoting the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and diverse communities is searching for an experienced Case Manager to administer the Senior Community Service Emplo…

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The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL

SCSEP Case Manager – Chicago, IL 
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), a 41-year-old national non-profit that has been preserving and promoting the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and diverse communities is searching for an experienced Case Manager to administer the Senior Community Service Emplo…

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The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is Hiring! SCSEP Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA

SCSEP Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA 
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), a 41-year-old national non-profit that has been preserving and promoting the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and diverse communities is searching for an experienced Case Manager to administer the Senior Community Service E…

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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

Tackling Latino health, caregiving and housing is key as older population grows

Tackling Latino health, caregiving and housing is key as older population grows

By Laura Castañeda. This article originally appeared on NBC News.

Eduardo Covarrubias retired from his job as a museum security guard in Washington, D.C., 14 years ago and moved to Casa Iris, an affordable housing community for older adults.
The complex has 39 one-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot apartments for people ages 62 and older that cost a maximum of $813…

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The Importance of Latino Representation in Health Research

The Importance of Latino Representation in Health Research

By NHCOA Media. This article originally appeared on the NHCOA blog.

Precision medicine is a new approach to disease treatment and prevention that considers differences in people’s lifestyles, environment, and biological makeup, including their genetics.

Many groups, especially communities of color, have been historically underrepresented in health resea…

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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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Caregiving 

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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Tackling Latino health, caregiving and housing is key as older population grows

Tackling Latino health, caregiving and housing is key as older population grows

By Laura Castañeda. This article originally appeared on NBC News.

Eduardo Covarrubias retired from his job as a museum security guard in Washington, D.C., 14 years ago and moved to Casa Iris, an affordable housing community for older adults.
The complex has 39 one-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot apartments for people ages 62 and older that cost a maximum of $813…

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We Must Support Our Hispanic/Latinx Caregivers

We Must Support Our Hispanic/Latinx Caregivers

By Yanira Cruz and Ocean Le. This article appeared on the American Society on Aging (ASA), Generations Today | July-August 2021

Editor’s Note: This article represents the fifth in a series by the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) to be published in Generations Today. Articles are connected to ASA-hosted webinars; see end of article to register. The series of ar…

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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)…

Read more

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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