Caring Across America: A Conversation on Philanthropy's Role in Caring for our Aging Population

Fri, March 20, 2015,
10:30am to 12:00pm PDT
Philanthropy Northwest, 2101 Fourth Ave, Suite 650, Seattle, WA 98121

Americans are living longer than ever before. By 2035, the number of people over age 85 will more than double. In the face of this coming “age wave,” how can we build a culture that values our elders and make caring for them a national priority?

We are pleased to invite you to join a candid conversation with Luz Vega-Marquis, CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Ai-jen Poo, author of the just-released book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in Changing America. They will discuss solutions such as long-term care insurance and cultural change, which are already at the heart of a movement transforming what it means to age in the United States.

Please join us for a wide-ranging conversation about an integrated set of solutions to address America’s new demographic and economic realities – and the role that philanthropy can play in making them happen.

Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She is the winner of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. She has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. 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.

Philanthropy Northwest thanks the following organizations for their partnership in this event: