Who Cares? Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

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JRC is pleased to be hosting one of Fortune.com's 50 Greatest Leaders and one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2012).

Ai-Jen Poo will speak on Sunday, May 1 at JRC on

"Who Cares? Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America." Ai-Jen Poo

This year, 4 million people in America will turn 65. By 2050, some 27 million Americans will need some form of long-term care.

How will our country deal with the growing need for home-care workers? How will it fix a flawed health care model that approaches aging with fear and scarcity? What does all this mean for you and a loved one?
 
Attend this program and hear from Ai-Jen Poo, author of Age of Dignity, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations. She has been speaking around the country about elder care challenges and solutions. Among them are the need for better investment in home-care workers and changes in U.S. health care that will support living and loving longer for current baby boomers--and beyond.

 About Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen has long history of advocacy on workers' rights and elder care issues; that's why her programs appeal to a broad audience--from caretakers of the elderly to stakeholders in the labor movement and advocates of immigrants and the undocumented.

Ai-jen has over two decades of experience organizing immigrant women and co-led the launch of the Caring Across Generations campaign in 2011 to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce. In 2000, she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. 

She is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, and Working America. She is a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of Fortune.com’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.

Learn more about Ai-jen Poo and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Listen to Ai-jen on NPR.

This program is sponsored by Labor Task Force, Immigrant Justice Task Force, Peace Dialogue and JRC's Chesed Community.

 

 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
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