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Author Poo, Ai-jen.

Title The age of dignity : preparing for the elder boom in a changing America / Ai-jen Poo with Ariane Conrad.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2015.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.6 POO    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  362.6 POO    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  362.6 POO    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  361.6 POO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.6 P78    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  362.6 PO    Check Shelf
Description 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index.
Contents The elder boom -- The sandwich generation -- The caring professionals -- Waking the caring majority -- A policy of caring.
Summary By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today's 5 million, 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, will generate millions of new jobs and breath new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity. This groundbreaking new book from the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance offers bold solutions, such as long-term care insurance and cultural change to get all of us to value care, which is already at the heart of a movement transforming what it means to grow old in the United States. At the intersection of our aging population, the fraying safety net, and opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce, The Age of Dignity maps an integrated set of solutions to address America's new demographic and economic realities.
Subject Older people -- Care -- United States.
Older people -- Nursing home care -- United States.
Older people -- Services for -- United States.
Population aging -- United States.
Added Author Conrad, Ariane, author.
ISBN 9781620970386 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $25.95
1620970384 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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