New York Care Congress
Sunday, June 3, 2012
One Pace Plaza, NYC
Bend the Arc is proud to be a co-organizer of the New York Care Congress, part of Caring Across Generations, a bold new campaign for quality care and support, and a dignified quality of life for all Americans, across generations.
While the number of elderly Americans who need home care is exploding, the number of elderly Jews is proportionally even higher—with at least 19 percent of American Jews now 65 or older, as compared with 12 percent of the general population. The future of home care is a top concern for the Jewish community, and a critical problem we must address is that half of all home care workers leave the job each year due to low pay and difficult working conditions.
confluence of factors makes up the “care crisis” and it’s why Bend the Arc is
taking a lead role in the Caring Across Generations campaign, a national
campaign to improve how we care for elders and people with disabilities, and to
improve conditions for the workers who provide that care.
The New York Care Congress will bring together everyday people in the movement to create quality, dignified care for all. The New York Care Congress will include:
- Sharing care stories: sharing testimonies and vision for change;
- Giving voice to change: taking action together on important state and local campaigns; and
- Growing a movement at home: sharing the vision of transforming care in America and build the Caring Across Generations movement in New York.
Registration and refreshments- 1:00pm
Program begins- 2:00pm
Food, interpretation, and childcare will be provided.
Accessible via subway: 2 / 3 (Park Place), 4 / 5 / 6 (Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall) and A / C / J / Z (Fulton Street)
For more information and to learn more about childcare, please contact Rachel Feldman, Director of Organizing.