Aging, Caregiving, and the American Dream

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85 — more than double today’s 5 million — and living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component to restoring the American dream, and, as Ai-jen Poo convincingly argues in The Age of Dignity, will generate millions of new jobs and breathe new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity.

(Ticketed Event)

Speakers: Ai-jen Poo
Festival: 2015

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