Join the White House Conference on Aging Region Forum in Seattle!

On Thursday, April 2, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will host a Regional Forum in Seattle, Washington to engage with older Americans, their caregivers, advocates, community leaders and others on the key issues affecting older Americans. It will be a dynamic and important dialogue and you can listen in and participate via the internet. Below is an announcement from the White House Conference on Aging with the details.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging will highlight the contributions of older adults today and help inform the landscape of aging policy for the future.

The Seattle Regional Forum is an opportunity to hear directly from you on key issues such as ensuring retirement security, promoting healthy aging, providing long-term services and supports, and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse and neglect.

Working in collaboration with the AARP and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, a coalition of more than 70 of the nation’s leading organizations serving older Americans, we want to ensure that your voice is part of our work.

The event is invitation only, however we will be live webcasting the event. So please visit at 8:30 am MST on April 2 to view the live stream.

We also have set up a mechanism on our website for individuals, organizations, coalitions and others to submit comments, share stories, and provide thoughts about the issues. We value the input and ideas of older adults, their families, stakeholders, and others, and we think it is an essential part of the Conference process. Please visit our website here to learn more:

Webcast Agenda

8:30 a.m. Program Begins

9:45 a.m. Administration Keynotes

10:15 a.m. Overview of the White House Conference on Aging and the Day’s Objectives

10:25 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. Panel Discussion: Healthy Aging/Long-term Supports and Services

11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion: Retirement Security/Elder Justice

12:15 p.m. Live webcast ends

All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.