Obama Administration Announces July 13 Date for 2015 White House Conference on Aging
Virtual Participation will be Available via Webcast and Twitter
May 31, 2015 08:29 AM
The Obama Administration announced this week that the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) will take place on July 13. While tickets for in-person attendance will be extremely limited, everyone will be able to participate in the conference virtually through webcast. The Administration is encouraging organizations and individuals across the country to host watch parties and to directly participate during the conference by submitting questions on Twitter using the hashtag: #WHCOA.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) previously reportedthat the Administration has been engaging stakeholders across the country in the lead-up to the WHCOA to determine the most important issues for older Americans. In coordination with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, NAHC recently submitted recommendations to the Administration for topics to include in the WHCOA discussion. To see the recommendations LCAO and NAHC submitted, please click here.
In addition, the Administration is engaging the public through the White House Conference on Aging website: www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov. The website includes information about the WHCOA, as well as policy briefs available for viewing on four different issue areas: Retirement security, Healthy aging, Long-term services and supports, and Elder justice. The public is able to comment on the briefs and contribute to the WHCOA discussion by e-mailing: email@example.com.
The conference will take place all day on July 13; more information about the specific start and end times will be released soon. Stay tuned to NAHC Report for further updates.
Following is additional information about the WHCOA provided this week by the Administration to NAHC: