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Older Adults

Covering issues on aging and disability impacting immigrant communities and communities of color.

The Loneliness of Immigrant Elders

The recent mass shootings in California put a tragic spotlight on the isolation and invisibility of many immigrant elders in the state.

Could Mental Health Interventions Have Averted Two Mass Shootings?

Mental health professionals who work in the AAPI community say cultural taboos prevent many from seeking treatment, allowing illnesses to deepen over time.

California at Forefront of Protecting Older Adults from Pandemic

The CDC's COVID mortality figures show people over 50 are dying from COVID 25 times more often than young adults 18-29.

Covid Treatments Readily Available, But Access Disparities Still Huge

While there is a unique opportunity to address the expected Covid surge this winter with readily available treatments, many people are not accessing them.

A Bill of Rights for Long-Term Care Residents

Advocates for older adults say more needs to be done to protect the rights of residents in California's long-term care facilities.

What Inclusion for All Means: California Embraces Master Plan for Older Adults

California’s Master Plan for Aging is a 10-year blueprint addressing current inequities for older adults and disabled people.

Disaggregating AAPI Health Data – Key to Combating Health Disparities

This briefing will share the latest data on AAPI health indicators, underlying contributors to such differences and why a one-size-fits-all approach to health care falls short.

Japanese American Artists Pay Homage to Ancestors Incarcerated at Internment Camps

Eighty years after the incarceration of 126,000 Japanese Americans at internment camps, Sansei Granddaughters, a group of women artists pay homage to their ancestors.

Everyday Ageism Impacts Physical and Emotional Health of Older Adults

Over 82 percent of adults over the age of 50 say they regularly experience one or more form of everyday ageism on a regular basis, studies show.

Scapegoating Older Adults – Ageism Rears its Ugly Head

Speakers will discuss age-related bias, and its physical and mental impacts on older adults.

The ‘Chronic Rash’ of Ageism in Mainstream Media

The narrative that the nation's woes can be chalked up to the advanced age of its leaders is a sign of rampant ageism in media and society.

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