Registration Now Available for White House Conference on Aging Watch Parties
June 30, 2015 07:42 AM
With the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHOCA) only 17 days away, the White House is asking the home care and hospice community among others to get involved by registering to host watch parties for the event. As previously reported, the Conference will take place on July 13 in Washington DC. While tickets are limited, the White House has set up virtual online participation and is hoping people across the country will participate from their communities.
“We’re having a national conversation about how to best address the changing aging landscape in the coming decade. We need your voice as part of our dialogue and discussion,” said WHOCA Executive Director Nora Super.
With online participation from people around the country, the White House said this Conference will be the “largest ever.” The entire event will be livestreamed on the White House website. If you would like to watch online and invite your friends and neighbors to join, you can register your watch party with the White House here. WHCOA staff have provided a discussion guide to assist in hosting watch parties for the event.
In addition, the White House is offering the following ways for you to get involved with the Conference:
· Share your story
· Interview an older adult
· Participate in Q&A with the experts
The WHCOA 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 National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) in coordination with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations submitted recommendations to the Administration for topics to include in the WHCOA discussion. To see the recommendations LCAO and NAHC submitted, please click here.
NAHC Reportwill continue to provide updates regarding the 2015 WHCOA.