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White House Conference on Aging Launches Series of Regional Forums to Engage Public

Wednesday, January 14, 2015  
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The Arizona Association for Home Care is a member of the National Association for Home Care and has republished this article with permission.

Originally published by NAHC on January 14, 2015

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) is launching a series of regional forums to engage with older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting older Americans.  Meeting locations include 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 forums are designed to help provide input and ideas for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which will be held in Washington, DC later this year. 

The regional forums are being co-sponsored with AARP and co-planned with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), a coalition of more than 70 of the nation’s leading organizations serving older Americans. Participation is by invitation, but the events will be webcast to various locations.

The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy.  The 2015 Conference will focus on four areas:  ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect.

Additional information on Conference activities can be found here. 


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