During the 2015 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.
This is a very dynamic, timely development. It has been expected for months. Not only the date for the 2015 WHCOA is announced.
There is another important development: the Inaugural edition – 2015 White House Conference on Aging Newsletter was published today, 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.
Have you noticed it? The White House Conferences on Aging are organized once in a decade!
This is a significant event and an incredible opportunity to celebrate milestones like the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the 80th Anniversary of Social Security.
It is so interesting to read about dozens of national leaders, legislators who have worked tirelessly to develop these laws that were signed by the United States Presidents: Lyndon Johnson and Franklin D. Roosevelt respectively.
„The Social Security Act established Social Security and promised economic security for the elderly, the poor and the sick”. In 2015 there will be the 80th Anniversary of Social Security.
These governmental programs are essential in the lives of millions of Americans.
Nora Super is the Executive Director of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
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.”
There are many positive aspects to the aging American population: longer lives, more advanced medical technology. Many people want to have longer and happy lives.
There are many challenges connected with a rapidly growing aging population in the USA. There are more needs for medical, social and housing services. The Baby Boomer Generation (1946-1964) has reached the retirement age. There are about 10,000 elderly Americans reaching retirement age every single day.
The challenge is gigantic. Organizers of the 2015 White House Conference on Aginginvite you and me to share our insights and to provide new, more effective solutions.
I am thrilled about this opportunity and to read such an open invitation. I love this interdisciplinary approach, openness and creativity in helping Aging Americans. We serve, help many Seniors every single day. New solutions, policies, better understanding of Aging issues in the United States issues can be also an inspiration for millions people around the world.
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.
Please look for more information at: 2015 the White House Conference on Aging website
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