National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Stories From the Field

Each year, NHCOA—the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers—releases the State of Hispanic Older Adults in the U.S. This report is a data and testimonial-driven review that captures the hardships and challenges shared by Hispanic older adults. To produce the report, NHCOA holds Regional Meetings across the country to listen to the concerns of Latino older adults, caregivers, community leaders and service providers. In 2014, NHCOA held community forums in Miami, Florida; Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California. The information gathered at these events, coupled with statistics, revealed that, sadly, older adults are unable to afford even their basic necessities.