Medicare & You 2019

This is the official U.S. government Medicare handbook. Learn about your new Medicare card, what Medicare covers, and more essential information for consumers. This publication is also available in Spanish, as well as in Large Print (English | Read More


2017 Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field – Caregivers Edition

This report details several policy recommendations for better serving Latino older adults and their caregivers, including preserving and expanding programs that address retirement security among the aging U.S. population, and ensuring that programs & benefits address the cultural and linguistic needs of the growing Hispanic aging.... Read More


Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and SAGE have released Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults, which aims to increase awareness of the diverse needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders across the country. The report offers a comprehensive look into the experiences of LGBT elders, highlighting the challenges they face across a wide range of topics from health care to financial security and community support, and their resilience in the face of these challenges.

For additional resources related to this report, including videos, infographics, and more, visit Read More


The Emerging Needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Older Adults: What we know and what we have learned

In 2016, in partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), NAPCA convened listening sessions across the nation to understand the key issues facing AAPI older adults.

For a video montage and more information about these listening sessions, visit Read More


Everyone Rides: Transportation Access for Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Elders

To address the unique challenges of elder mobility in the United States today, it is essential to focus particular attention to the needs of the culturally and ethnically diverse elders who make up an increasing proportion of the 65+ older population. Culturally and ethnically diverse elders face a number of mobility challenges that are distinctly their own. This publication by the National Center on Senior Transportation offers findings and recommendations for serving diverse.... Read More


The Experiences, Perceptions, and Help-Seeking Behaviors of Elder Mistreatment among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Older Adults Participating in Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) has engaged in a study that examines Asian American and Pacific Islander American older adults’ life experiences, including various topics related to elder mistreatment. This report focuses on elder mistreatment experiences, perceptions, and help-seeking behaviors of AAPI older adults who participate in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at NAPCA program sites. As the only federally funded employment and training program, the goal of SCSEP is to help low-income unemployed older adults aged 55 and older to enhance their work skills so that they can achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and community.... Read More


Identifying the Transgender Population in the Medicare Program

Despite increased awareness and greater societal acceptance of people who are transgender, the inability to systematically identify and study the transgender population greatly hampers our capacity to conduct meaningful analysis of this group. Furthermore, population-based studies of transgender individuals entitled to Medicare due to age (65 and older), disability, or end-stage renal disease are nonexistent, demonstrating the need for more and better research focused on sexual and gender minorities, including the transgender population. We explore the use of Medicare billing data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to identify and describe Medicare’s transgender.... Read More


Automatic Injustice: A Report on Prosecutorial Discretion in the Southeast Asian American Community

The Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community has been heavily impacted by automatic, mandatory criminal deportation policies. This stems from the community’s unique struggles as refugees, which have made them vulnerable to high levels of criminalization over the last four decades. In this report, SEARAC presents findings from interviews with ICE field offices in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Seattle around the agency’s “prosecutorial discretion”.... Read More


2016 Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights from the Field

Although a remarkably resilient population, Hispanic older adults continue to face daunting challenges in the areas of retirement security, healthy aging, housing and access to programs. They are struggling to age with dignity, often facing the specters of homelessness and hunger, as well as chronic disease. Yet, in the midst of these pressing challenges, they are eager to be civically engaged and are ready to share insightful and concrete recommendations to address the challenges they.... Read More

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