With only a month to go, we’re counting down
the days to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) in Washington, D.C. on
July 13. The excitement is building, and we hope that you’re planning to join
us, the President, and other senior Administration officials, for this
According to WHOCA Executive Director Nora
Super, “The 2015 WHCOA isn’t just about older adults, it’s about how to best
help all of us, across all generations, enjoy longer and better lives. In order
to do this, we needs the ideas and input of every person, every community, and,
most important, every generation.”
part of an ongoing effort to ensure that diverse voices are part of the nationwide conversation leading up to the 2015
White House Conference on Aging, WHCOA Executive Director Nora Super recently
participated in a town hall in Los Angeles sponsored by the Diverse Elders
Coalition, a national groups representing LGBT, Hispanic, American-Indian and
Black Elders. Earlier this week, she also spoke at the National Forum on Aging,
Diversity and Inclusion in Washington, D.C.
we’ve continued our journey of listening, learning, and sharing with older
adults and their families, we’ve heard time and time again that services for
older Americans must be culturally responsive in communities that for too long
have often been underserved, under recognized, and underrepresented. This
Administration is committed to ensuring those services,” said
Yesterday, WHCOA sponsored a webinar on brain
health, the fourth in a series of webinars on the issues most important to older
Americans and their families. Nearly1,500 people registered for the event.
Co-sponsored with the Alzheimer’s Association, the webinar examined brain
health, as well as efforts to address cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s in our
states and communities.
Brain health is part of Healthy Aging, one of the four focus areas of the
2015 WHCOA. Healthy Aging examines what individuals can do to maximize their
physical, mental, and social well-being in order to remain independent and
active as they age.