You don’t have to travel anywhere to participate in the White House Conference on Aging (www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/) on July 13, 2015. And you don’t have to be a senior to participate or to benefit.
One aim of the conference is getting people of all ages to consider healthy aging and ways to ensure that people across all generations enjoy longer, better lives.
Click on the links to learn about the conference topics, which will include retirement security (www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/retirement-security), healthy aging (www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/healthy-aging-policy-brief), long-term services and supports (www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/long-term-services-and-supports), and elder justice (www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/blog/policy/post/elder-justice-policy-brief).
According to the White House, the event is an effort “to listen, learn, and share with older adults, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the aging field on how to best address the changing landscape of aging in the coming decade.”
Here are several ways to participate:
Live streaming: Watch the event at whitehouse.gov/live
- Twitter: Participate in a Q&A at https://twitter.com/WHAging
In addition, you can share your opinions and your story.
- Finish the sentence: “Getting older is getting better because …”? Then send in your answer See: whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/involved/docs/sign-twitter-GettingOlder.pdf
- Interviews: Download the StoryCorps app (https://storycorps.me) and interview an older adult. Then upload the conversation to have it archived in the Library of Congress. You can share your story on social media by using the #WHCOA hashtag.