‘Elder health’ Archive

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Early factors that influence aging among topics at RCMAR workshop

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

About 50 participants attended the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) workshop at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics July 23 in San Francisco. RCMAR events included a workshop organized by Center Faculty Associates Janet Frank and Nina Harawa and Community Relations Manager Porsche McGinnis, and a symposium chaired by Associate … [ Read full post ]

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Goal in So. LA: Get older adults to use preventive services

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

african senior patient with female nurseMany older African-Americans and other ethnic and racial minorities go without flu shots, cancer screenings and other preventive health tests for a variety of reasons, from lack of access to those services to a strong belief that some of them could be harmful, said Peggy Toy, project director of the Center’s Healthy Aging Partnerships [ Read full post ]

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Wallace on LA’s current and future “hidden poor” elders

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Los Angeles is home to about 200,000 ‘hidden poor’ elders who aren’t poor according to national poverty standards, but still can’t afford to make ends meet, said Steven P. Wallace, associate director at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, on the KCRW series “Going Gray in LA.”

Wallace said about half of the … [ Read full post ]

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Today! Seminar on the ‘Hidden Poor’

Friday, February 26th, 2016

”Health and Well-Being of the Hidden Poor: How the Federal Poverty Level Overlooks Economically Insecure Older Californians” 

How can California policymakers accurately assess economic need, especially for vulnerable seniors? In today’s seminar, part of the Center’s ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will share the latest findings from the … [ Read full post ]

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New study: 772,000 elderly Californians “unofficially” poor

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The study, funded by the California [ Read full post ]

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Grant to study mental health services for seniors

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

janet_frank_150Center Faculty Associate Janet C. Frank was awarded a $400,000 grant by the state Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) to assess progress made statewide in setting up a system of care for older adults with serious mental illness since the passage of California’s Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) in 2004. Frank … [ Read full post ]

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