Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

Grandparents Day: A Letter to Younger Generations

Grandparents Day: A Letter to Younger Generations

Throughout my entire life, I have been fortunate enough to have been influenced and guided by older adults. As a young section 8 housing kid juxtaposed amongst kids from a higher socioeconomic class at a Roman Catholic private school, I found comfort in older adults...
Christmas at the Covingtons

Christmas at the Covingtons

by Peter White. This article originally appeared in The Tennessee Tribune. Rose and George Covington live in a 4-bedroom, two-bath brick house on Meridian St. in East Nashville. They are still doing what they started doing 45 years ago: raising children. Their own...
On Valentine’s Day, Remember to Love Your Elders

On Valentine’s Day, Remember to Love Your Elders

Valentine’s Day is often known as a consumer holiday focused on couples. However, at the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), we want to reinvent the holiday and use it as a way to celebrate the love everyone has for their Elders. “Native American values and...
On Valentine’s Day, Remember to Love Your Elders

Ships, Bridges, and Barriers: My Family in California

My grandfather passed through the Golden Gate — where the Golden Gate Bridge would later be constructed — in October 1903. He was on a ship from Japan that had stopped in Honolulu. The ship’s manifest notes that he was none of the following: an anarchist, a polygamist...