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GBO NEWS: 18 Get Journalists in Aging Fellowships; World Aging Congress Press; AP Poll—Majority Want Medicare LTC Coverage; Justice in Aging Book Club Summer Reading List (Seriously!)

Posted: May 31, 2017 at 1:00 am


E-News of the Journalists Network on GenerationsOur 24th Year.

May 31, 2017 — Volume 17, Number 6

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In This Issue: The Latest from Washington–Nyet!

1. EYES ON THE PRIZE: ** 18 Named for Journalists in Aging Fellows Program; ***Application Deadline for NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grants, July 24.

2. CALENDAR & RESOURCES: *** World Aging Congress Press Registration; ***Legacy Film Festival at World Congress; *** Application Letters for NIHCM Foundation Health Journalism Grants Due by July 24:

3. THE STORY BOARD: *** “Poll: Older Americans Want Medicare-Covered Long-Term Care,” by Emily Swanson, Associated Press;

*** “When Volunteers Help Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents ‘A Voice’ In Their Care,” by Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News and Washington Post;

*** “PROFILES IN OLD AGE: Part 1 — Family, Friends and Purpose Fend Off Isolation,” Deseret News/New America Media, Lois M. Collins, Part 2— “Most Elders Want to Stay at Homes, But Is That What’s Best?” Deseret News/New America Media;

*** “The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving,” Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media by Katy Read.

*** “Challenges Loom for Growing Elderly Filipino American Population,” Philippine News/New America Media, by Neil Gonzalez, (May 17);

*** Part 1“A Black Father and Son at the Intersection of Dementia, Poverty and Homelessness,” Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media; Charlene Muhammad, (May 11). Part 2 – “Dementia, Poverty & Homelessness Intersect Leaving Black Elders’ Needs Unmet,” Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media, (May 12);

 “Can You Hear Me Now? 8 Options for Affordable Hearing Aids,” Part 1– Senior Planet/New America Media, Erica Manfred (April 25). Part 2 — “The Problems with Hearing Aids—and the Solutions,” Senior Planet/New America Media, (May 2).

*** “Life Expectancy Can Vary By 20 Years Depending On Where You Live,” by Rob Stein, NPR All Things Considered.

4. THE BOOKMOBILE: ***The Justice in Aging Book Club’s Summer Reading Recommendations; *** Blind Author Trish Vickers Dies Day Book Is Published,” BBC News (March 11).