• Obama’s willingness to cut Social Security benefits cuts deep into the Latino community

    LatinaLista -- The pressure for President Obama to resolve the debate between Republicans and Democrats over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling is reaching the desperate stage. It must be, if as reported by The Washington Post last night, that President Obama is now willing to consider cuts to Social Security....

  • Guest Voz: Sad death of 91-year-old Concha Lopez forces the question: Who should care for Latino elders?

    LatinaLista -- The sad case reported this week of 91-year-old Maria "Concha" Lopez, who died weighing 35 pounds and covered in bed sores while in the care of her 26-year-old great-niece Stephanie Hernandez, highlights a growing problem facing the Latino community -- what do we do with our elderly? It used to...

  • Without Social Security, majority of older Latinas would live in poverty

    LatinaLista -- As Congress begins to tackle the budget deficit and slashes programs they say are bankrupting the country, the truth is that without one particular program older black women and Latinas would be the ones going bankrupt. The program is Social Security and according to new research from the Institute for...

  • Spotlight Non-profit: Creating a place in society for Hispanic elderly

    LatinaLista--According to the U.S. Census, thirteen percent of the total population is 65 years and older, with Latino elderly comprising six percent of that total population. Latinos are touted as the fastest growing ethnic group in the nation. The National Hispanic Council on Aging projects that by 2030 the Hispanic elderly will...

  • Latinos at high-risk for developing glaucoma

    LatinaLista — This month is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Though most people think it's an "old people's disease," the truth is that Latinos are at risk. As it is, over 3 million people suffer from glaucoma and half of them don't even know it, until it's too late. Or if they do notice...

  • Neighborhood program to expand support network for Latino senior citizens

    LatinaLista — There's a program in Nashville, TN called "Community Without Walls." The purpose of the program is to help senior citizens stay in their homes longer before having to give up their independence to live in a nursing home or assisted living center. It's comprised of organizing neighbors to look in...

  • Town survey shows older Americans against illegal immigration and most don’t care

    LatinaLista — The mayor of Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, made illegal immigration a part of his victorious campaign platform when he ran for office last year. As is common knowledge, he wasn't the only small-town mayor who did this. But as we increasingly see, last year is el pasado (the...

  • Researchers predict 600-percent increase in Alzheimer’s for Hispanic population by 2050

    LatinaLista — When it comes to certain topics in the Latino community, there are several, to this day, that remain "taboo." In other words, we don't like talking about them because we feel otra gente (other people) will think less of us or we find them too uncomfortable. The list of issues...

  • AARP reaches out to Latino seniors in new campaign

    LatinaLista — AARP. It used to be known as the American Association of Retired Persons but now it's much more hip and only referred to by its letters. The acronym is instantly recognizable as probably one of the first social networking organizations before the dawn of Facebook, MySpace or even the Internet....

  • Calling “Mature” Latinas: University researchers want to know what you think about exercising

    LatinaLista — If there is one vice most Latinas have, especially as we get older, is that we don't exercise enough. It's clearly evident with the skyrocketing diabetes rates among us. So why don't we exercise more? No time? Exhaustion? Just don't care? Too busy? Jennifer Lopez explains why she's training for...

  • Guest Voz: Prominent Urban Demographer Says A Vote Against Immigrant Workers is a Vote Against 77 Million Retiring Baby Boomers

    By Professor Dowell Myers LatinaLista Dowell Myers is a professor of policy, planning and development at the University of Southern California and author of Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007) (The following post was provided by the author and is a...

  • New Immigration Analysis Uncovers Startling Trends: Immigration Leveling Off and Aging U.S. Workforce Needs Immigrants

    LatinaLista — Dr. Dowell Myers, professor of urban planning and Demography at the University of Southern California, held a telephonic press briefing this afternoon, sponsored by the Washington D.C.-based Immigration Policy Center. Professor Dowell Myers The occasion was the release of Dr. Myers' report: "Thinking Ahead About Our Immigration Future: New Trends and...

  • Latinos Suffer Higher Rates of Eye Problems with Age

    LatinaLista — With Latinos, espcially Mexican-Americans, having a higher incidence of diabetes than other groups, and the fact that Latinos are spending increasingly more hours in front of the computer, and that more Latinos seem to employed in hard labor outside jobs, it just makes sense that one in five Hispanics suffer...