Issues of Aging: An Exploration of Asian American Families in the Southern Region of the United States from the Perspective of Community Leaders

J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2017 Dec;32(4):461-477. doi: 10.1007/s10823-017-9322-8.

Abstract

This paper focuses on older adults and the aging concerns of this population among groups of Asian American communities in a specific state in the southern region of the United States. A qualitative approach was used to gain a more in-depth understanding of issues related to aging from caregivers who are Asian American leaders from a community perspective. Areas of concern identified include intergenerational dynamics, physical and mental health concerns, and the need for a community center and living facility. The paper concludes with discussion on how to address the areas of concern.

Keywords: Caregiving; Community leaders; Health; Immigrants; Intergenerational dynamics; Isolation; Loneliness.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asian Americans* / psychology
  • Asian Americans* / statistics & numerical data
  • California / epidemiology
  • Caregivers* / psychology
  • Caregivers* / statistics & numerical data
  • Community Health Centers / organization & administration
  • Female
  • Health Status Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Intergenerational Relations / ethnology
  • Male
  • Mental Health / ethnology*
  • Public Health / methods*