In 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition delivered more than 4,500 comments to the Federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) regarding a plan that would guide state aging offices in allocating resources for diverse elders as they age. The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) received hundreds of comments from Southeast Asian American older adults and share their findings in this.... Read More
Hispanic Elders: A Growing, Increasingly Engaged Population
In 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition delivered more than 4,500 comments to the Federal Administration for Community Living, regarding a plan that would guide state aging offices in allocating resources for diverse elders as they age. The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) received hundreds of comments from Hispanic older adults and share their findings in this.... Read More
LGBT Elders Send Powerful Message to Federal Administration for Community Living
In August 2016, SAGE delivered more than 2,800 comments to the Administration for Community Living regarding a plan that would guide state aging offices in allocating resources for diverse elders as they age – including, for the very first time, LGBT older people. The comments from SAGE’s members and allies were collected as part of a collaborative effort led by the Diverse Elders.... Read More
What does the Older Americans Act mean for diverse elders? The Older Americans Act (OAA) is legislation that supports a variety of programs and services for older Americans in the United States. The OAA provides critical services that help about 11 million older adults stay as independent as.... Read More
The Older Americans Act and Diverse Elders: New Solutions for Critical Constituencies
The Older Americans Act is a vital important piece of Federal legislation that is considered the “crown jewel” of aging policy and which allocates funding for many of the services that diverse elders require to age with health and dignity.
As a coalition that works to address the unique needs of elders of color, American Indian and Alaska Native elders, and LGBT elders, we also know that the constituencies that are the most marginalized require services that meet our communities’ needs in specific ways and that cookie cutter approaches do not work. The DEC has identified specific priorities for Congress to consider as it debates the needs and concerns of all our.... Read More
In the first year of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of uninsured people in the United States dropped by 10 million. During periods of open enrollment for the ACA, new people can purchase health care coverage in the Marketplace and those who currently are covered can change or make adjustments to their plan. Here are three steps to guide the process of shopping for new coverage or changing your current.... Read More
Similar to the “graying” and “browning” of America, the rapid growth of elders with HIV has brought forth unique challenges that must be addressed immediately and effectively. Elders already bear disproportionate physical, financial, and emotional burdens, and this is all the more true for elders of color, American Indian/Alaska Native elders, and LGBT elders who are disparately impacted by HIV.
Signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will expand access, increase consumer protections, and improve health care quality. Its passage will greatly affect the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community, and in particular, its elder population. As the country moves forward in implementing the ACA, it is important to highlight some important parts of reform and the potential impact it will have on Southeast Asian American elders ages 55 and older. For more information, visit Read More