‘Older adults are at the end of the food chain of a racist world.’
‘Today’s marginalized conditions of the old are ignored by economic, political and cultural leaders. For them, ageism, unlike racism or sexism, is powder-puff oppression.’
Family caregivers (who are mostly women) across New York State provide $31 billion of free care each year.
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‘Imagine if everyone, young and old alike, came together to protest the way older adults are treated.’
Some argue that setting aside new, affordable apartments for community residents reinforces segregation. But an advocate for the aging says the mechanism also allows New Yorkers to grow old in a place where they’re comfortable.