Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

Personal Reflections on Indigenous Elders as Repositories of Culture

Personal Reflections on Indigenous Elders as Repositories of Culture

By Rebecca Owl Morgan. This article originally appeared on Generations, American Society on Aging. During 2020, while COVID-19 was raging across the nation, my tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, N.C., took intense measures early on, shutting down...

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...

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...

Protecting Elders in a Pandemic World

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...

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