The final report for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging has been released, summarizing the issues that were addressed at the conference, the policy initiatives that were introduced, and the consumer feedback that was shared.
The White House Conference on Aging was hosted by President Obama on July 13th. At the conference, the Administration announced a number of new public actions and initiatives across the government and across the country to help ensure Americans have increased opportunity and ability to retire with dignity; that older adults enjoy the fullest physical, mental, and social well-being; that older adults can maximize their independence and ability to age in place; and that elder abuse and financial exploitation is more fully recognized as a serious public health challenge and addressed accordingly and effectively.
In a year that marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the White House Conference on Aging provided an opportunity to reflect on the importance of these programs, highlight new actions to support Americans as we age, and focus on the powerful role that technology can play in lives of seniors in the decade ahead.
Read the Final Report here.
For more on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, visit http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov