NHCOA: STATUS OF HISPANIC OLDER ADULTS: STORIES FROM THE FIELD

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

From our colleagues at NHCOA: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Picture this: to keep from going hungry in straitened circumstances, you may one day need to eat cat food for dinner, or search for your lunch in a dumpster. This is not merely a worst-case scenario; it is reality for some seniors in the U.S. today. During regional … Continue reading

PBS NewsHour: As Hispanic population explodes in U.S., so too will their need for long-term care

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

BY: ELIZABETH SHELL By 2060, nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic. That population is expected to more than double from the current 53 million to nearly 129 million. And as a group, Hispanics are projected to make up more than a fifth of the 65+ U.S. population by 2060. The non-Hispanic white population will … Continue reading

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