To raise awareness and dialogue, the Contra Costa Council on Homelessness screened a powerful documentary, Storied Streets, for free last month at the Nevin Community Center.
The rock of my family is my great aunt, Rahesa Bagaum. I refer to her as Bari Auntie, which translates into “Great Aunt” in Urdu. Auntie Bagaum is from Pakistan. Although she doesn’t know her exact birthday, she believes she is somewhere from 40 to 50 years old. She speaks Rangri, and identifies as a Rajpoot. She and her children moved to the United States 15 years ago to join her husband.
Mary Lee “Peace” Head died April 12 at the age of 94. Her numerous awards, certificates, honors and acknowledgements proved her dedication and service to both her country and community.
Financial elder abuse is increasing and can jeopardize a senior’s well-being. Those affected are robbed of more than money and shouldn’t hesitate to seek help.
Cuando mi mamá me dijo que había recibido una notificación de desalojo, yo estaba triste. No porque iba a perder la casa donde vivía, sino porque mi madre soltera, embarazada tendría que trabajar aún más de lo que ya lo hacía.
Research shows that familismo, the tradition of close family ties in Hispanic culture, has a protective health effect on latino elders.
A new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that one in four Californians age 65 or older, who live alone or with only their spouse or partner, “had income in 2013 in the limbo of unofficial poverty.”
Flooding into the Craneway Pavilion, Marina Bay Park and the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, locals celebrated the ninth annual Richmond Homefront Festival this past Saturday, Oct. 10, recognizing the special role that the city’s shipyards played in World War II.
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Deborah Stein says she feels desperate. Between flood insurance and property taxes, the 67-year-old San Pablo resident can no longer afford to stay in her home.
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Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.