Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Salsa Dancing Helps Improve Latino Seniors’ Health

By Hope Gillette, Voxxi A new research project at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) explores how salsa dancing helps boost physical activity,  cognitive ability, balance, and overall mobility among Latino seniors. David Marquez, lead researcher of the initiative and UIC associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition , says the initiative is an important step

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Health Study: Latinos in U.S. Regardless of Ailment Live Longer

By Hispanically Speaking News Confirming the existence of the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, a new analysis of health studies, led by a University of North Texas psychologist shows that the Hispanic-American participants’ survival rates from heart disease and other medical...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Affordable Care Act And Latinos

By Alejandra Campoverdi, White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media As we commemorate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act this Friday, it’s worth taking a look at the many ways this landmark health reform law is...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Abuelos: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Recently, I found myself wading through sick memories of my Guelito Chente, missing him (since he died in 2006), but also feeling so grateful for having spent a few precious years in close communication with him, thanks...

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Elderly Latinos Thrive In Latino Communities

Turns out that the best thing to prevent frailty among elderly Latinos is more Latinos. Access to health care, transportation and sidewalks also help, but by and large the best thing for our viejitos is community. At...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Protect Seniors, Veterans And Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

By U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes, El Paso – D A couple of months ago, the Budget Control Act of 2011 created a select committee of 12 Members of Congress charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Why Do Women Have To Be So Afraid Of Getting Old?

By Elaine Dove I’ve noticed recently that when I run into female friends, especially in groups, that one of the ways women often bond is to enter into a discussion about how we don’t like how we...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Latinos Pouring Into Nursing Homes As Quality Diminishes

A new study from Brown University points out a sad reality for Latino viejitos: as Latinos and other minority seniors enter into nursing homes, it’s only because whites are fleeing because they have better access. It’s like...

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Social Security Central To Latino Community’s Future

By Hector E. Sanchez As featured in the Huffington Post: Social Security is central to the economic security of all Latinos, young and old alike. For 75 years it has played a vital role in providing a...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Seniors, Be Aware Of Heat Stroke This Summer

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the most serious heat-related illnesses. Extreme summer heat like we’re seeing this summer can place older people at increased risk for developing a dangerously high body temperature condition known as hyperthermia....

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Let’s Stop Wasting Medicare Dollars

I think it’s clear to all of us that if you’re under 55 you won’t have your father’s Medicare when you turn 65. Medicare is growing at such an astronomical rate that if something isn’t done right...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Internet?

Perhaps because the Internet, social media, and technology in general has given me access and opportunities I never could have hoped for, I’m kind of a fan. Nonetheless, occasionally I do come across critics who insist that the Internet...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

By 2050, 1 In 5 Viejitos Will Be Latino

A report released recently by the Census Bureau, “The Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050,” finds that by 2050, at least 20% of the senior population will be Latino, up 7% from 2010. Think about...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The Problem With Latin America’s Aging Population

Report advises Latin American countries to prepare for a ‘greying revolution’; rapid aging no longer a rich country phenomenon. Region’s life expectancy jumped by 22 years in...

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