Wednesday, January 14, 2015

White House Conference on Aging Announces Regional Forums

Drew Thies

The White House continues to prepare for its Conference on Aging, set to be held in Washington next year, announcing a series of regional forums to be held around the country.

The forums are designed to engage “older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on aging” around the nation to create a basis for topics to be discussed at the Conference in D.C.

The regional forums will be in Tampa, FL on February 19th; Phoenix, AZ on March 31st; Seattle, WA on April 9th; Cleveland, OH on April 27th; and Boston, MA on May 28th. 

The conference, which occurs every 10 years, is hosted as an opportunity for those in aging and care-giving communities to provide advice and policy recommendations to the executive departments and beyond on how to secure a better future for aging Americans.

White House staff has met with advocates nationwide to develop a framework for the series of events. Topics covered will focus broadly on preserving finances as Americans age, maintaining healthy aging, providing the appropriate support to the disabled and elderly, as well as protecting aging Americans from negligence and exploitation.

Specific dates for the conference have not yet been set, but we will continue to update members with news as we work with the administration. You can learn more about the White House Conference on Aging at their website. 

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