Inaugural White House Conference on Aging Newsletter
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the 2015
White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) newsletter. We will bring you the latest
news on Conference activities and information on how you can get involved with
this once-a-decade event.
The Conference will connect generations to
help address aging issues and to inform aging policy for the next ten years, so
that we can all enjoy longer and better lives. To do this, we need your voice as
part of the national conversation we are having about key issues. We need your
input and ideas. We need you.
Date and Theme of National Conference Announced
At the WHCOA regional forum in Boston today,
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that the
2015 national Conference will be held on July 13 at the White House.
The July event is part of a year-long effort
to listen, learn, and share with older adults, their families, their caregivers,
community leaders, and experts in the aging field on how to best address the
changing landscape of aging in the coming decade. According to Nora Super,
Executive Director of the WHCOA, “The 2015 Conference seeks to embrace the
transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States to recognize the
possibilities, rather than the limitations of aging.”