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Nora Super and others at Listening Sessions 2014

28. May 2015 07:30
by Nora Super

Connecting Generations to Engage on July 13

28. May 2015 07:30 by Nora Super | 10 Comments

Today at the White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum in Boston, Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell announced that the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will be held on July 13th. 

The July event will continue our 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.

We urge Americans of all ages to:

  • Watch the event
    We are web-streaming the event live from the White House and encourage everyone to watch.
  • Share your story
    Let us know why 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 app to 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 we 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 us how getting older is getting better.  Take a photo, fill in your answer, and send it back to us via Twitter using #WHCOA.
We want people of all ages across the country to participate in this important day because the 2015 White House Conference on Aging isn't just about older adults; it’s also  about the future of our country and how to ensure that all of us, across all generations, enjoy not only longer, but better lives.  We look forward to your participation.  

Thank you for your interest in commenting on this blog. At this time, we are no longer accepting comments. If you are still interested in sharing your thoughts, please e-mail them to info@whaging.gov

Comments (10) -

Our Statewide Associates Will Be Actively Participating in Streaming The Live Proceedings of This Critical Event for AMERICAS aging Society and Urge All to Do The Same!   Let The Future Unfold!

We will be hosting a listening session and harvesting the comments as part of our Age-Friendly Community journey.  This can be used as a focus group on the key issues and become part of our Age-Friendly Community Findings report for the Town of Yarmouth in December 2015.   Please give us the time of this conference so we can put it in our newsletter.   Our newsletter is mailed to over 5000 people and is posted on our Town Web site.....this is a great opportunity and we do not want to miss it...

Please tell us the time and the agenda.  

Thank you,

Stay tuned! We'll be releasing more details in the coming weeks.


Any updates on the timing of the event?

Have any details been determined on the agenda? I've been searching the site, and I haven't seen it- so I don't think I'm missing it! Smile Do you know when this will be coming out?

More details are forthcoming. Please stay tuned The best way to stay up-to-date on WHCOA is through our listserv. You can sign up here: public.govdelivery.com/.../new?topic_id=USWHCA_1

I am hosting a Watch Party for all Washington, DC , MD, VA Senior Real Estate Specialist Realtors at our Reston Berkshire Hathaway Home Services office:
1886 Metro Center Dr., Ste 200
Reston, VA 20190
703/716-2900  Office
1 block from Reston Metro Station or ParkMobile payment street parking available. Some guest parking first come first serve.
RSVP's appreciated but not necessary mrios@michellerios.com

Our retirement community, in Lancaster, Pa.,  will be streaming the conference in our three residential communities.

Please inform me as to what the qualifications entail for a person to participate in the WHCOA in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2015?

Thank you in advance for the information.

Best Regards,

Annie R. Greenlee
Retired:  Education Professional

Currently:  Founder, Owner & CEO of

Purpose:  To help educate, inspire, empower, invest in people across communities  to be, live and contribute one's best, highest, true self throughout life in healthy, constructive, fulfilling, productive and prosperous excellent ways!    

Planning a watch party here in Reno and working on getting a public site to use.   Assuming the WHCOA will start sometime in the AM on the East Coast, and we're 3 hours earlier than DC.  Let us know as soon as you can when you will start, so we can confirm our site and order lots of coffee to get our eyes open early!!!


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