2015 White House Conference on Aging

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May 14, 2015
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White House Conference on Aging invites public input through policy briefs

Policy briefs address healthy aging, long-term services and supports, retirement security, and elder justice

WASHINGTON—Today, the White House Conference on Aging released the fourth and final policy brief in a series of briefs focused on the key themes for the Conference: Healthy Aging, Long-term Services and Supports, Elder Justice, and Retirement Security.

“The United States is undergoing an incredible transformation as Americans are living longer than ever before,” said Nora Super, executive director of White House Conference on Aging. “These policy briefs examine the opportunities and challenges of an aging society and provide the public with a way to share their feedback on how we best prepare as nation. We look forward to collecting and analyzing the comments.”

The Retirement Security brief released today discusses the financial outlook of older Americans and summarizes Administration efforts to ensure all Americans can retire with dignity. In particular, the brief describes actions taken to protect and strengthen Social Security, expand the availability of retirement savings options, and protect workers’ hard-earned savings.

The Healthy Aging policy brief examines how Americans can enjoy long and healthy lives by maximizing their physical, mental, and social well-being. Research has shown that older adults who take advantage of screenings and other preventive health services; adopt healthy behaviors, and are involved with their family, friends, and communities, are healthier and more independent.

The Long-Term Services and Supports policy brief reviews key topics such as informal caregiving; formal services and supports; direct care workers; access to long-term care information and services; and financing long-term services and supports.

The Elder Justice policy brief examines the impact of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation as well as outlining federal efforts to address the prevention, identification and response to these issues.

The briefs are available in the Policy Briefs section of this site.The public is encouraged to submit comments on the website or e-mail comments to policy@whaging.gov.

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This website was last updated on February 3, 2016. It is no longer being maintained; however, it remains here as an archive for information on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging forums, blogs, press releases and activities over the period from October 2014–December 2015.

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