Eun Jeong Lee and NAPCA are Providing Job Training, Community Service, and Support for AAPI Elders

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! At the Diverse Elders Coalition, we try to lift up the stories of AAPI elders every month of the year, but we are especially interested this month in highlighting the work of AAPI advocates. We interviewed Eun Jeong Lee, the National SCSEP Director at the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA). Read on to learn about NAPCA, SCSEP, and what Eun Jeong is doing to support workforce readiness for AAPI older adults.

    Tell me a little about yourself.
    I was born in Incheon, South Korea and lived there until I moved to the United States at age 30 to get.... Read More

                 

    Pull Up a Chair to the SAGE Table this Thursday!

    This Thursday, May 18th, SAGE and AARP are bringing together LGBT people and allies of all ages to share a meal in a new initiative called SAGE Table. The program is designed to bring people together to share food and experiences and to create connections among generations. Several members of the Diverse Elders Coalition will be participating at SAGE Table sites around the country, and we wanted to share this promotional video from SAGE to encourage you to sign up to host or join a SAGE Table where you live! 

    SAGE fights for LGBT elders, and there is a missing link: YOU!

    SAGE Table is a one-day event that asks different generations of the LGBT.... Read More

                 

    Community Healing and Intergenerational Support: An Interview with Nkauj Iab Yang of SEARAC

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and we want to use this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing work that our member organizations are doing on behalf of AAPI elders. We spoke with Nkauj Iab Yang, the California Director of Policy and Programs at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). When Nkauj Iab was hired in 2016, she wrote a beautiful blog post about her family and her heritage. Now, we talk with Nkauj Iab about her work with SEARAC and some of the challenges facing AAPI older adults today.

    What is your role with SEARAC?
    My title is the California.... Read More

                 

    Congress Cuts Funding for Two Senior Programs

    by Howard Bedlin, Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy for the National Council on Aging (NCOA). This article originally appeared on the NCOA blog.

    Last week, Congress approved a final fiscal year 2017 (FY17) appropriations bill that will keep the government funded through Sept. 30—but with significant cuts to two critical programs for seniors.

    The bipartisan funding package is a strong indicator of which programs will face even deeper cuts when Congress turns its attention to FY18 funding this summer.

    Here’s a run-down of winners and losers for FY17. Download our funding table for a complete.... Read More

                 

    Latino Seniors Have a Rising ‘Hip’ Problem

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    By Jackie Edwards, Contributing Writer, SaludToday.com. This post originally appeared on SaludToday.

    Did you know more than 300,000 people over age 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures every year?

    hip fractureHip fractures have steadily declined over the years. But a California study showed that fractures among Latinas doubled since 1983. In Latino men, reported annual incidents have increased by 4.2%.

    Nationally, Latinos are at an intermediate risk.... Read More

                 

    Connecting Diverse Elders with Programs to Help with Costs of Living

    This week, members of the Diverse Elders Coalition are attending and presenting at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) benefits enrollment conference in Washington, DC. We want to ensure that diverse elders have access to the programs that improve aging in our communities. Read on for information about a valuable tool from NCOA called BenefitsCheckUp®: An Online Tool to Help Older Adults on Fixed Incomes. And if you need access to BenefitsCheckUp in languages other than English, please contact us.

    Are you an older adult living on a fixed income? Do you sometimes struggle to pay all of your bills in a month? There’s an online tool that can help! BenefitsCheckUp® (www.BenefitsCheckUp.org) can.... Read More

                 

    Ending the Disparate Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on African Americans

    monroe-233x300by Stephanie Johnson Monroe, Director of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s. This article originally appeared on the LEAD Coalition website. The LEAD Coalition is a diverse and growing national coalition of more than 90 member organizations committed to overcoming Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To learn more, click here.

    African Americans experiencing health disparities is not new. In fact, according to former Surgeon General of the United States and Honorary Chair of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s, Dr. David Satcher, race based health disparities in the United States are both.... Read More

                 

    Leaning On Each Other: A Story and Call to Action from a Former Case Manager

    pvv-headshotby Preston Van Vliet, National Campaign Organizer of the LGBTQ Work-Family Project, a joint initiative with A Better Balance and Family Values @ Work. You can reach him at LGBTQorganizing@gmail.com.

    “How’s that jade plant doing?” Joe* asked me as we sat down at his kitchen table for our weekly visit. “You said you put it in a westward facing window, right? It should be getting way more light than mine do.” He gestured toward his patio door where cactuses, orchids, jade plants, and an avocado plant were growing on a bench he.... Read More

                 

    They Fought for the U.S. in Laos. Now Many Older Hmong Fight Depression.

    by Alice Daniel. Alice reported this story for KQED public radio’s statewide “California Report,” as part of a Journalists in Aging Fellowship supported by New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America and the Silver Century Foundation. This story was first published by New America Media.

    Click to hear the radio report of this story.

    Dia Yang is a cultural broker at the Fresno Center for New Americans. She helps Southeast Asian refugees acclimate to the United States.

    On this rainy day, she’s working with a dozen older Hmong men and women who find life in America really hard.

    Yang instructs them in a crafts activity: decorating little paper gift.... Read More

                 

    Let’s Talk LGBT Aging at the 2017 Aging in America Conference!

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults face a number of challenges when it comes to aging, including harassment and discrimination, increased poverty rates, high un- and underemployment rates, and more. The team at SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is participating in a number of workshops and panel discussions at this year’s Aging in America Conference, March 20-24 in Chicago, IL. Check out some of the highlights below, and for a complete listing of all of the Diverse Elders Coalition presentations at ASA, click here for our AiA17 flyer.

    Monday, March 20th:

    12:30pm – 2pm: Innovative Community Responses to LGBTQ Aging – Despite their increased experiences of discrimination, the voices and faces of LGBT older adults are notably.... Read More
                 

    Your Digital Mission: How Social Technology Can Advance Your Organization

    by Bryce Kirchoff, Director of Audience Development for Next Avenue. Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Bryce will be presenting on a panel alongside Jenna McDavid of the Diverse Elders Coalition at this year’s Aging in America conference. For more information on the conference, click here

    More than 40 million people have visited nextavenue.org since we launched five years ago. While many aspects of life have changed since then, the mission of Next Avenue remains the same: We unleash the potential of older Americans through digital media. Central to Next Avenue’s service — and success — is a recognition of the diverse needs,.... Read More

                 
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