The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Ai-jen Poo


In The Age of Dignity, inspiration chief and activist Ai-jen Poo bargains a warning call concerning the demographic fact that might impact us all. “We have extra senior electorate in the US this day than we’ve had at any time in our history,” Poo writes, declaring that greater than 14 percentage of our inhabitants is now over sixty-five; through 2030 that ratio might be one in 5. in truth, our fastest-growing demographic is the 80 -five-plus age group—over five million humans now, a bunch that's anticipated to greater than double within the subsequent two decades. this modification offers us with a brand new problem: how we take care of and aid caliber of existence for the remarkable numbers of older american citizens who will want it.

Despite those daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful booklet, giving us a glimpse into the tales and infrequently hidden stories of the people—family caregivers, older humans, and residential care workers—whose lives may be at once formed and reshaped during this second of demographic switch. The Age of Dignity outlines a street map for a way we will be able to turn into a extra being concerned state, supplying options for solving our fraying security internet whereas additionally expanding possibilities for girls, immigrants, and the unemployed in our crew. As Poo has stated, “Care is the method and the answer towards a greater destiny for all of us.”

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