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Basic Black: It Takes A Village - Caring For Our Elders

November 15, 2013

Baby boomers are get older, which means an increasing strain on the system of services for the elderly.  But for communities of color, these problems are compounded by immense disparities in health care, economic resources, and cultural differences in caring for our elders.  This week, Basic Black discusses how these differences impact our most vulnerable population.


Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, TV and radio host, WGBH
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, cultural critic and assistant professor of Writing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, professor of History, Tufts University
- Catherine Hardaway, Executive Director, Central Boston Elder Services

Related links:
Central Boston Elder Services

Statistical Profile of Older African Americans

New Gene Associated with Alzheimer Risk for African Americans

Influence of Culture and Discrimination on Care-Seeking Behavior of Elderly African Americans


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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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