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Connecting Generations to Engage on July 13

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced that the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will be held on July 13.

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the White House Conference on Aging's website. See the original post here.

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 13.

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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.