The Effect Of Still Alice On The Care Revolution

March 17, 2015
Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org

Thanks to USAToday.com

Take some time today to read this article looking at the “Care Revolution” posted on Ms. Magazine Blog.

“In the darkest of times, you can always find incredible oases of connection, of care and of love,” said Still Alice director Wash Westmorelandto an intimate gathering of some of Hollywood’s most inspiring artists and creative leaders at Soho House in West Hollywood last Monday.

 

Celebrating the remarkable activist work of 2014 MacArthur “Genius” fellow and director of theNational Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, and the Academy Award-winning “story of care,”Still Alice, the private luncheon highlighted the pressing need for a “care revolution in America” and the importance of celebrating the unsung heroes and caregivers of our lives.

 

With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, Poo posed the question in her opening remarks of how we can provide dignified, adequate care for America’s inevitable elder boom. Citing a report revealing that “a full 80 percent of older Americans have encountered ageist stereotypes” and referencing a “media landscape that associates the discovery of our first gray hair or wrinkle with the end of beauty, especially for women,” the conversation fostered a poignant and compelling dialogue about what it means to age and live well in America.

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