Monday, June 1, 2015

Inaugural White House Conference on Aging Newsletter

Conference on aging

May 28, 2015
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.”
  • Watching the event
  • Hosting a watch party
  • Participating in Q&A using Twitter
  • Interviewing someone of a different generation using the StoryCorps app
  • Completing the sentence: “Getting older is getting better because....” and sending us your answer via Twitter using #WHCOA

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