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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.

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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 breathe new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity.

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.

"This powerful audio will awaken listeners' sensibilities and shake up institutional lethargy about this looming social need." ---AudioFile

"This can-do book by an activist seeking to rouse the public into action has a lot to say to anyone who plans on getting old." ---Kirkus

"Thoughtful, moving, and relatable." ---Library Journal

The Age of Dignity

Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Author Ai-jen Poo

Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

Publication date Apr 28, 2015

Running time 6 hrs

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