What an amazing conference!
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) took place at the White House on July 13, 2015. The Conference was truly a national conversation. In addition to the older Americans, community leaders and advocates at the White House, there were more than 700 watch parties in every state of the Union. Our hashtag, #WHCOA, also lit up social media with nearly 10,000 Twitter users contributing to the dialogue!
Monday’s event was a culmination of the country coming together in a dialogue about aging in America today and what the coming decade holds. We heard from speakers and audience participants discussing a wide range of topics from caregiving to financial security to technology and more. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging was an opportunity to highlight the importance of supporting the aging population in the United States. The Administration announced a number of key deliverables to help empower Americans as they age.
Bernie Nash, 92 years young and a delegate to the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 kicked off the day, followed by a welcome from Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President.
– White House Conference on Aging