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Center for Civic Engagement Explores San Diego’s Elder Boom With Ai-Jen Poo

Media Advisory

February 23, 2016

WHAT: In 2050, the United States will be home to more than 80 million adults over the age of 65, and San Diego County will see a 130 percent increase in this age group between 2000 and 2030. In partnership with the UC San Diego Stein Institute for Research on Aging, The San Diego Center for Civic Engagement Future40 event, “The Future of Age-Friendly Communities: Preparing for the Elder Boom in San Diego,” will discuss caregiving opportunities to alleviate social isolation, increase community support, and improve health services toward a truly Age-Friendly San Diego.
WHO: Ai-jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in America. She is a 2014 MacArthur fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and one of Fortune.com’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Time 100’s world’s most influential people in 2012. 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. After noticing an increase in the number of domestic workers caring for seniors, Ai-jen co-led the launch of the Caring Across Generations campaign in 2011 to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, and Working America.
WHERE: MET Building Auditorium
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
San Diego, CA 92092
WHEN: Thursday, March 3 at 5:00pm
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP at www.sdfoundation.org/events.
WHY: The San Diego Foundation is committed to growing a more vibrant region by supporting ideas, as well as the individuals who conceive them and institutions that propel them. This year, the Center for Civic Engagement will continue the Future40 events series and engage leading thinkers to raise provocative questions, highlight new possibilities, and challenge our assumptions about the future of San Diego.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation promotes and increases effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $654 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $957 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.

Contacts

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org

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