Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’
The American Dream is Getting Old by Faith E. Briggs
The American Dream is Getting Old by Faith E. Briggs

by Faith E. Briggs People who have worked their whole lives contributing to this economy may find that the American Dream doesn’t include support for them in their older age. Esmeralda Castro is all smiles as she walks gracefully through the Casa Boricua Senior Center in the Bronx. On all sides, small tables are packed […]

English Language Learners: Breakthroughs and Barricades (video)

by Faith E. Briggs English Language Learners: Breakthroughs and Barricades from Faith E. Briggs on Vimeo.   Between Little Italy, Chinatown, and Spanish Harlem, New York City is home to a lot of languages, but for older people who don’t speak English, daily tasks can be difficult to accomplish.   Related Links: The Maura Clarke-Ita […]

Feeling Isolated, older Tibetans seek space of their own
Feeling Isolated, older Tibetans seek space of their own

by Phurbu Thinley New York City: For 82-year-old Sonam Choedon, life every day is almost the same routine at her daughter’s home in Woodside, Queens. She gets up around eight in the morning and does her regular prayers. With rosary in one hand and a prayer wheel in the other, she begins her day by […]