Stories by Vincent Lim:
Lincoln discusses how state ballot measures will affect seniors
A public event was held at the Expo Center to help older voters better understand and become more informed about this year’s California statewide ballot measures.
International conference examines health of aging Hispanics
More than 100 scholars convened for a three-day discussion about the health of aging Hispanic populations in the United States, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
USC Roybal Institute to host international conference on aging
The Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work will host the 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas Sept. 11-13.
Aranda named Gerontological Society of America fellow
Maria Aranda has been elected a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, as part of its Social Research, Policy and Practice Section.
Roybal Institute studies fiscal challenges of the elderly
A new report from the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work offers a glimpse into the lives of aging Latinos and African-Americans living in East and South Los Angeles and the challenges they face amid the ongoing economic crisis.
Former HUD secretary gives Roybal Memorial Lecture
Henry Cisneros, executive chairman of the investment firm CityView and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), said America needs to build and modify homes and communities to support its growing older adult population. His remarks were made during the 2012 Edward R. Roybal Memorial Lecture at USC. Sponsored by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work and co-hosted by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), the annual event honors the institute’s namesake and original founder Edward Roybal – a champion of health and aging services for vulnerable populations.
Doctoral student finds many of LA’s older Koreans underemployed
Min-Kyoung Rhee, a doctoral student at the USC School of Social Work, first became interested in the employment issues facing older adults when she was living in South Korea during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.
Low-Income Latino Neighborhoods May Protect Against Frailty
Mexican-American neighborhoods often are characterized as areas with high poverty rates, poor access to health care, and low educational and socioeconomic attainment, but they also seem to offer protective health benefits for the older adults who live there, according to a new USC study.
Vega speaks at first Immigrant Health Initiative seminar
Provost Professor William Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, delivered the inaugural lecture for the Immigrant Health Initiative seminar series on Sept. 29 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
Policy expert discusses health reform and Medicare
Judith Feder, one of the nation’s foremost experts on the U.S. health insurance system, discussed the Affordable Care Act and Medicare on April 14 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center as part of the 2011 USC Schaeffer Center seminar series.
Vega Speaks at Dementia Conference
William Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, delivered the opening plenary lecture at the “Many Faces of Dementia” conference at the Davidson Continuing Education Center on March 18.
Bass Delivers Annual Roybal Memorial Lecture
Rep. Karen Bass addressed the potential impact of government budget cuts and health care reform legislation on older adults during the 2011 Roybal Memorial Lecture at Town & Gown on Feb. 23.
With Wisdom Comes Successful Aging
Dilip Jeste, an expert in the field of aging, discussed his ongoing research on the criteria and determinants of successful aging Jan. 27 as part of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics Seminar Series.
Study Links Language to Health-Care Quality Perceptions
A study by William A. Vega, the executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, and other researchers found that foreign-born Latino patients had a more positive perception of health-care quality when clinical service providers spoke to them in the same language.
Vega appears at international conference in Spain
At an international conference organized by the World Psychiatric Association, William A. Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, discussed the mental health challenges facing Latinos in the United States.
Vega Gives Keynote at International Conference
William A. Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, gave the keynote presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas.
William Vega Speaks at D.C. Conference
William A. Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, discussed the U.S. health care system and health disparities in low-income communities of color at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14.