By 2030, one-fifth of all Americans will be older than 65, but few support structures are in place to help care for them. Salon senior writer Mary Elizabeth Williams discusses these questions with M.T. Connolly, author of The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life. In this interview, published also on Medium, they discuss how ill-equipped the United States is to handle such a large population in need, the negative consequences of ageism, what American society should do and how older people can prepare to enjoy the rest of their lives.
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Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation and elsewhere.
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