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, suggestion chief and activist Ai-jen Poo bargains a warning sign in regards to the demographic truth that might have an effect on us all. “We have extra senior electorate in the USA at the present time 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; by way of 2030 that ratio may be one in 5. in reality, our fastest-growing demographic is the 80 -five-plus age group—over five million humans now, a host that's anticipated to greater than double within the subsequent 20 years. this transformation offers us with a brand new problem: how we deal with and aid caliber of existence for the unheard of numbers of older americans who will want it.

Despite those daunting numbers, Poo has written a profoundly hopeful ebook, giving us a glimpse into the tales and sometimes hidden studies of the people—family caregivers, older humans, and residential care workers—whose lives can be at once formed and reshaped during this second of demographic switch. The Age of Dignity outlines a highway map for the way we will be able to turn into a extra being concerned kingdom, supplying ideas for solving our fraying defense web whereas additionally expanding possibilities for girls, immigrants, and the unemployed in our staff. As Poo has acknowledged, “Care is the tactic and the answer towards a greater destiny for all of us.”

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