Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Recommendations from the Field 2015

After a lifetime of work and sacrifice for family and community, our nation’s older adults should be able to enjoy their golden years surrounded by loved ones, in security, and in the best possible health. Unfortunately, many older Hispanic adults in the U.S. face a variety of challenges. This report documents the state of Hispanic older adults, the challenges they face, and the underlying factors contributing to these.... Read More


A Seat at the Table: Diverse Elders Engage the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

The White House Conference on Aging has happened once a decade since 1961 as a rare opportunity to focus the nation’s attention on the needs of our elder population. This report summarizes the efforts of the Diverse Elders Coalition to engage the WHCOA organizers and include the voices of diverse elders in the.... Read More


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.... Read More


Principles of Inclusion and Engagement

In advance of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, the Diverse Elders Coalition released a set of Principles of Inclusion and Engagement to ensure that the voices of elders of color and LGBT elders were heard by WHCOA.... Read More


Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults

Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults, Ages 45-75 examines the values, needs, wants and lifestyle preferences of LGBT older people. This study explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information. SAGE also recognizes that this country has grown increasingly diverse in its racial and ethnic composition, and that women and transgender people (as two examples) often require unique supports. Thus, this study takes a closer look at the extent to which African Americans, Hispanics, women and transgender people have unique considerations within a diverse LGBT market. For more information, visit Read More


In Their Own Words: a Needs Assessment of Hispanic LGBT Older Adults

From their respective experiences working with LGBT Hispanic older adults, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) have long known that this elder population faces specialized challenges and is particularly vulnerable. Until now, however, that knowledge was limited to individual anecdotes; no research had intensively examined the needs of and interests of LGBT Hispanic older adults from around the country. With the release of this path-breaking report, NHCOA has changed that landscape and made a critically important – in fact, foundational — contribution to building a body of knowledge on diverse older adults, including Hispanic elders who are.... Read More


Securing Our Future

This report describes a number of policy and program reforms that, taken as a whole, would significantly improve the economic well-being of elders across the lines of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.... Read More


Department of Health and Human Services 2009 HHS Tribal Consultation Testimony by James T. DeLaCruz, Sr., Chairman

For fiscal year 2011, the National Indian Council on Aging recommends support for three initiatives: Nutrition and Supportive Services to Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations, Tribal capacity building to support elder access to services, and protection of vulnerable Indian elders. For more information, visit Read More

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