Tampa, Florida. (Image Credit: Gerontological Society of America)

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations announced the Journalists in Aging Fellows for this year. The fellows includes India Currents Managing Editor Meera Kymal and fourteen other journalists selected by a panel of gerontological and editorial experts.

The fellows will produce journalism projects about a range of subjects like malnutrition in people older than 85 years, language barriers to access healthcare among the South Asian community, and the environmental impact of retirement. 

As part of the fellowship, the journalists will convene at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Florida from November 8-12, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the latest aging research and interact with over 4,000 attendees. To learn more about the reporting produced by fellows from previous years, click here

This Year’s Fellows

Kate Ashford (NerdWallet) – A series on “The Implications of Long COVID in Older Adults.”

Deborah Bailey (Afro American Newspapers) – A series on the impact of diabetes on Black Americans in the post-pandemic era, “Black Maturity, Diabetes and American Policy — The Perilous Intersection.”

Katie Scarlett Brandt (Chicago Health Magazine/Caregiving Magazine) – A series on aging and homelessness.

Clara Germani (Christian Science Monitor) – “What really is ‘old,’ anyway?”: How an aging America is going to change American culture.

Cleo Krejci (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Holes in care and worker training at Wisconsin Community Based Residential Facilities (assisted living).

Meera Kymal (India Currents) – “Language Barriers Limit Health Care Access for South Asian Seniors.”

Rose Lundy (The Maine Monitor) – The impact of limited long-term care at a rural community facility.

Christina Nooney (KALW Public Radio) – “Why Elders 85+ Lead California Deaths from Malnutrition.”

Marga Parés Arroyo (El Nuevo Día) – Series on “Abandonment of Elders in Hospitals” in Puerto Rico.

Anjana Rajbhandary (NepYork) – “The Vital Role of Personal Care,” on challenges for older Nepali immigrants in the U.S.

Clavel Rangel (El Tiempo Latino) – A series on “Navigating Automation: The Future of Latino Adult Workers in a Digital Age.”

Kristen Senz (Today’s Caregiver Magazine) – “Health Equity Through Innovation: The Promise of Longevity-Focused Tech.”

Cassandra Spratling (Detroit Free Press) – A two-part series on “The Heart-Health of Older African Americans: Their Vulnerability and What Research Can Tell Us.”

John F. Wasik (Forbes Magazine) – A series on “Green Golden Years: The Environmental Impact of Retirement.”Macy Yang (Hmong Daily News) – “Hmong Elders Face Invisibility, Depression, and Social Isolation.”

Tanay Gokhale is a Community Reporter at India Currents through the California Local News Fellowship cohort of 2023. Born and raised in Nashik, India, he moved to the United States for graduate study in...