THE CONNECT THE AGES STORY
Connect The Ages was founded by longevity and technology entrepreneur, Amanda Cavaleri. While traveling abroad to research the best in class tech and business models for older adults, one comment / question combo continually surfaced in meetings. "You're so young. Why are you in aging?" Amanda realized that America's youth-obsession was the root of why young people don't naturally pursue careers in aging and why most of her young peers found themselves (gratefully) in aging. She didn't realize that most countries were also having workforce shortages and having a difficult time recruiting young talent. Upon returning from a trip to China and South Korea, she was haunted by this problem.
She began experimenting with other young professionals in aging about how to share our love of this industry with other young professionals and students. Volunteers including technologists, real estate developers, nurses, bankers, filmmakers, architects, educators laid the groundwork for Connect The Ages. These young professionals and students are fulfilled in their work and feel fortunate to have found careers in aging, and most of us landed here by chance. Connect The Ages intends to make working with older generations an intended destination for Millennials and Generation Z.
Connect The Ages was formed because, despite incredible demand, young people do not have careers in aging on their radars. Connect The Ages is building multimedia awareness tools and grassroots campaigns to help younger generations see and experience the value in older generations. This group of talented individuals is driven to bridge the gap between educators and students and the demands of an aging America. Connect The Ages is thrilled to unveil the opportunity of a lifetime - the opportunity to do well while doing good. Together, we will build a workforce pipeline for our grandparents, our parents and eventually ourselves.