The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving expert Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for a loved one amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care based on a bygone era and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Journalist and author Katherine Stewart left New York and moved into her childhood home in Boston to care for her cancer-stricken mother in the last years of her life. In today’s episode, she talks about the challenges of writing on a deadline while caring for her mother and two small kids and how her husband, also a writer, helped to make it all work. Katherine also reflects on problems that arise when family members and society don’t view caregiving as real labor, and she discusses her piece for The Nation, “Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents” which examines the growing number of Americans choosing to retire overseas because they can’t afford to grow old in the US.
Katherine’s recent pieces on aging and elder care:
“Inequality Has Gotten So Bad...” - http://bit.ly/2bsXrEF
“What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out...: - http://bit.ly/2bV9Bpz
“At Catholic Hospitals, a ‘Right To Life’ but Not a Right To Death” - http://bit.ly/2dGQhOy
Follow Katherine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathsstewart
Music: “Even When We Fall” by Philipp Weigl | CC BY | Free Music Archive