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The New Face of Aging

CHMP Senior Fellow Liz Seegert

CHMP Senior Fellow Liz Seegert

New York City is a greying city in a greying nation, with a dramatic increase in the number of people 65 years of age or older. But there is a particularly vulnerable subpopulation of concern. Almost half of all older people in NYC are foreign born, compared with 12% for the nation. What are the implications of this for a city that is trying to create an aging-friendly environment and a healthier population? And what are the implications for the nation?

Tonight’s Healthstyles program addresses this topic. Liz Seegert is a journalist and Senior Fellow with the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College. She interviews Christian Gonzalez Rivera from the Center for an Urban Future about these issues and the new report he authored entitled, The New Face of New York’s Seniors.

So tune in tonight at 11:00PM on WBAI (99.5 FM, www.wbai.org). To listen to the program anytime, click here:

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Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media &  Policy at Hunter College.

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<p>Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.</p>

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