Today, we have more people over the age of 65 than ever before (and more grandparents than at any other point in history!). Yet as we face the Elder Boom, we have refused to seriously grapple with how we will meet our long-term care needs as a nation. As a result, there's a barrier that keeps our aging loved ones from getting the care they need, and families are paying the price.
But just like we tackled senior poverty and health in the past by creating innovative public policy, we must now turn our attention to how we can ensure our elders age with dignity and that caregivers get the support they deserve.
It's time to care for our grandparents like they cared for so many of us. Add your name today, and we'll be in touch with more ways to support grandparents across the country!
And don't forget to celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 11!
Share a photo, a memory, or a favorite story about your grandparents on social media and use the hashtag #GrandparentsDay.