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Follow our regular blog postings on the issues facing elders of color and LGBT elders, offered by leading aging experts in the field. This news blog will feature weekly commentaries on various issues and populations, as well as updates on the latest news stories on diverse older Americans.

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Meet our contributing experts from around the country. Our original news and commentary comes from policy leaders and practitioners working with diverse aging communities and helping the aging field understand our realities.

Learn about the many distinct issues facing diverse elders—from caregiving to employment, from Social Security to the Older Americans Act, and much more. You can read all of the postings on our site by sorting by “issue” or “organization.”

Meet the organizations that make up the Diverse Elders Coalition. These seven organizations have blazed trails in the aging field, ensuring that diverse older get the attention they deserve. Learn more their advocacy efforts and their programs.

Review our online library of publications—and share them on Facebook. We’ve compiled the best publications in the field describing the realities of elders of color and LGBT elders. Take a look and help spread the word by sharing them with your friends and colleagues on Facebook.

Are you an older person struggling with your finances? Do you want to share your thoughts on programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, or other supports aimed at elders? In the fall of 2012, the Diverse Elders Coalition will unveil an online storytelling function where you can upload your story—and we’ll share them with policy leaders in the aging field. Stay tuned.

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