Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

National Family Caregivers Month: Strength and Resilience

National Family Caregivers Month: Strength and Resilience

November is a very special month. It marks the month of Thanksgiving, where millions of families and friends across the United States gather to give thanks, show appreciation for one another, and feast. November also marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to...
Mia Frances Yamamoto: Lawyer, Advocate, Hero

Mia Frances Yamamoto: Lawyer, Advocate, Hero

November is Transgender Awareness Month. I am so proud to share this video from Mia Frances Yamamoto, who transitioned at the age of 60 to be her true self. I call her my radical warrior friend, not only because of who she is, but because of the work that she does...
Caregivers Need Support for their Diverse Needs

Caregivers Need Support for their Diverse Needs

by Scott Bane, Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation. This article originally appeared on The John A. Hartford Foundation’s “What We’re Learning” blog. Dear Colleagues— Family caregivers provide an estimated $470 billion in unpaid...
Chinese Elders Face Hurdles to Settle in America

Chinese Elders Face Hurdles to Settle in America

by Bella Chen. This article originally appeared in Sampan Newspaper. To read this story in Chinese, click here. Imagine this: You live where you were born and raised for almost 30 years. You have a comfortable life with your wife, your child and your parents in your...
NAPCA 40 for 40 Spotlight: Li Yi Li

NAPCA 40 for 40 Spotlight: Li Yi Li

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) was founded 40 years ago on November 1, 1979 to address the divide between AAPI elderly and the services they were entitled to. In 40 years, NAPCA has directly served tens of thousands of AAPI elders and indirectly...