Last Update: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Struggling Seniors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:51

LOS ANGELES - More than half of Los Angeles County residents aged 65 and older don't have enough income to meet their basic needs, according to a study presented today to the Board of Supervisors.

While only 9 percent are considered poor by federal poverty guidelines -- with annual individual incomes below $10,830 -- six times as many are struggling to make ends meet, but make too much to qualify for many public programs. The problem is even more pronounced among women.

"More and more (elderly women) are in the shelters, which I don't think anybody really intended to happen or realized was happening,'' Ruth Schwartz, executive director of the Shelter Partnership, told the board today.

"But because they don't have the community support and they don't have (enough) income and their family ties may be fragile, they are homeless."

Blacks and Latinos are also disproportionately affected, according to the study by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging, which concluded that 75 percent of both black and Latino elderly are "economically insecure," though they may receive Social Security or disability payments.

Based on 2010 U.S. Census estimates, the study forecasts that by 2030, 18 percent of Los Angeles County's population will be 65 years old or older.

Seniors can find it difficult to access help in what the study called a maze of 90 senior programs in more than 49 county departments and the state budget crisis has also cut funding for such programs.

Affordable housing and transportation were identified as some of the biggest problems and preventing elder abuse was also cited as a critical need.

Goals of the plan developed by the agency include:

• collaboration between city and county departments to provide services;

• education and outreach programs; and

• protective services for seniors and the disabled to prevent abuse and fraud.

The board approved the plan for submission to the California Department of Aging for its review.


E-mail your thoughts to the editor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Team members care for thousands of the region's sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions. At Children's families experience coordinated, next-generation care, delivered by a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of leaders in the pediatric cardiology field. One of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the region. Studies have shown that high volumes are associated with high quality and better outcomes, because experience is a major factor in quality of care. Wort was traditionally prescribed in parts of Europe for depression (in addition to use as a general-purpose tea), and Chinese medicine developed elaborate lists of herbs and preparations. With the scientific revolution in Europe and the United States, the use of traditional herbal remedies fell out of favor with the mainstream medical establishment, although a few people continued to use and maintain knowledge of traditional European herblore. In the early 20th century, scientists began reassessing this rejection of traditional herbs in medicine. Vorzüge eines intakten und lebendigen Gemeinschaftslebens bewahren. Dafür sorgen nicht zuletzt gut 120 lokale Vereine. Als wichtiger Faktor im Kulturleben haben sich die zahlreichen Museen und einige Kunstgalerien erwiesen. Descriptive and quantitative transcriptome analyses are important for interpreting the functional elements of the genome and revealing the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. It is known that sperm function can be affected by ASG proteins, including the processes of capacitation and the acrosome reaction, as well as canadian pharmacy accutane sperm motility, DNA integrity and interaction with the oocyte. BSPs (bovine seminal plasma protein, unigene 64,588 and unigene 69,768), fertilin (unigene 17,270 and unigene 27,136), ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme, unigene 7,164 and unigene 21,069), GPX5 (glutathione peroxidase, epididymal secretory glutathione peroxidase, unigene15860), Spermadhesin-1 (Acidic seminal fluid protein, aSFP). The reproduction-related transcripts identified in the ASG and testis transcritptomes in E. This interaction of PDC-109 with the sperm cell membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, that appears to be important for capacitation. The main changes in spermatozoa that occur during epididymal maturation are the ability to move, recognize and bind to the ZP, and to fuse with the plasma membrane of the oocyte.. Oct 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Augostinos, M. Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Well-being Among Young Persian Women Living in Australia. Paper presented at the Educational Research conference, 18th November 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Stress Management: an introduction of holistic coping strategies. A Four day Course for the higher degree students. Targeted molecular therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Minimally invasive surgery for gynecological cancer. Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (1976, Japan). He has completed his B. Prophylactic removal of nevi without clinically worrisome characteristics is not recommended. The reasons for this are practical: many individuals in these families have a large number of nevi, and complete removal of them all is not feasible, since new atypical nevi continue to develop. In addition, individuals with increased susceptibility to melanoma may have cancer arise de novo, without a precursor lesion such as a nevus. The disadvantages of screening include the limitations of available noninvasive testing methods and the risks associated with invasive screening procedures. ERCP is the gold standard for identifying early cancers and precancerous lesions in the pancreas..