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Join a 'Watch Party' for the White House Conference on Aging!

The White House Conference on Aging takes place Monday, July 13, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Join a 'watch party ' for the White House Conference on Aging! The Conference,  which is being broadcast live from the White House, will include remarks from President Barack Obama, as well as information collected from several regional listening sessions held across the country - including one held on May 28 Boston in which AARPMA played a significant role. During the Conference on July 13, you are encourage to join the 'watch party' being held at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). The event is free, but an RSVP is required; details are below.

From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs:

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Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner. Photo courtesy of Northeastern University.

Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner is hosting a watch event for the White House Conference on Aging, live from the White House, at the EOEA offices at One Ashburton Place, 5th floor in the Manning Conference Room.

The topic areas of focus for this year’s Conference are: Caregiving, Financial Security, Healthy Aging, and Elder Justice. The Conference is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all are welcome to join the watch event at the EOEA during any topic areas of special interest throughout the day.

 

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A preliminary agenda for the Conference is listed below, though the topics and times may shift:

10 a.m. to noon:  Welcome; Opening Panels on Caregiving and Financial Security; President Obama’s Remarks

12:20-1:20 p.m.  Break for Lunch

1:20-4:20 p.m.  Afternoon Panel Discussions on Healthy Aging, Elder Justice and Technology

4:20-4:30 p.m.  Closing

The 'watch party' is free, but you must RSVP to annette.v.peele@state.ma.us


 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This year of 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs as well as to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade.

 

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