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The White House announces 2015 Conference on Aging

The July 13th event will continue the White House’s year-long 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. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States to recognize the possibilities of aging.

The Conference will aim to connect generations through the unique experiences and expertise of each generation and harness the creativity and spirit of innovation that has defined Americans from generation to generation throughout our country’s history.

You can participate through several venues, which include:

  • Watch the event
    There is web-streaming the event live from the White House.
  • Share your story
    Share how the the issues discussed at the conference are important to you or how you plan to participate in the conference.
  • Interview an older adult
    Download the StoryCorps appto record an interview with an older adult in your family or community.  Upload the interview to archive it in the Library of Congress and share it on social media using the #WHCOA hashtag.
  • Host a watch party (PDF)
    Invite your friends and colleagues to watch with you.  Use this link for additional information on how to host a viewing session for the conference
  • Participate in Q&A with the experts
    Tweet your questions using #WHCOA , and they will pass them along to the panels at the conference.   Then listen carefully – as you may get an answer the whole country can hear.
  • Complete the sentence (PDF)
    How would you finish the sentence: “Getting older is getting better because …”? Download this form and tell how getting older is getting better.  Take a photo, fill in your answer, and send it via Twitter using #WHCOA.