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
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
Aging with Health and Dignity: Diverse Elders Speak Up
In 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition partnered with Caring Across Generations to collect nearly 5,000 comments from our communities about what we need to age with health and dignity. Comments were collected in six languages from all 50 states and provided a snapshot of the challenges of aging in communities of color, LGBT communities, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
These comments were synthesized into a series of recommendations for policymakers and service providers that can be found in this report, “Aging with Health and Dignity: Diverse Elders Speak.... 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
SAGE’s Organizational Sign-On Letter to the ACL – August 2016
In August 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition submitted 4500 comments from members and constituents related to the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Guidance for the Development and Submission of State Plans on Aging, State Plan Amendments and the Intrastate Funding Formula. In addition to the public comments, SAGE collected over 110 sign-ons from other advocacy organizations and submitted their formal letter to the.... Read More
In August 2016, the Diverse Elders Coalition submitted 4500 comments from members and constituents related to the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Guidance for the Development and Submission of State Plans on Aging, State Plan Amendments and the Intrastate Funding Formula. In addition to the public comments, each of the five DEC member organizations submitted their own formal.... Read More