Join us at our Care Economy Meeting where we will be hosting a screening of the PBS documentary CARE, followed by community discussion. The screening is sponsored by Caring Across Generations, a national campaign to transform care so that everyone can live and age with dignity.
Location: TakeAction MN 705 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
ABOUT THE FILM: CARE, by Deirdre Fishel and Tony Heriza, shines a light on the relationships at the heart of the most supportive and sustainable long-term care option that we have: paid in-home caregiving. 90% of Americans wish to age at home but many cannot depend exclusively on their family and friends for their needs and so they rely on the critical, compassionate and skilled services of paid care workers. Shown through the eyes of both care workers and their clients, CARE illuminates the complexities of care work, as well as the life-changing attachments that often develop between care workers
and those who receive it. The film urges viewers to consider the many barriers that keep people from doing this admirable work and others from receiving the care they need and deserve.
ABOUT THE ISSUE: At some point in our lives, we will all need care. This need is growing; the U.S. elder population will double over the next two decades and our system is unprepared for this elder boom. In-home care work is one of the most affordable and desired long-term care solutions available yet this work is often unheralded and severely undervalued. Many families struggle to access and afford the highly skilled care they so
desperately need. The situation is untenable. The stakes are high. We need a new way forward.
*Registration is required to be gaurenteed a seat.