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Over 40 North Carolina health care, community leaders and volunteers watched AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins when she joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) .
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Jo Ann Jenkins at WHCOA
Washington, DC – Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) . The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy.  The 2015 Conference focused on four areas:  ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Earlier this year AARP cosponsored and co-planned with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), a series of WHCOA regional forums throughout the nation to engage with older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting older Americans. 
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Every decade since 1960, the White House has held a Conference on Aging the most recent taking place in 2005. The idea of the Conference is to review developments in aging since the last conference and identify current challenges and opportunities.
Watch Party
In conjunction with the White House’s 2015 Conference on Aging, AARP Montana is hosting a Conference Watch Party and Listening Session in Helena to listen, learn, dialogue, and share what is important for people 50-plus. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States and recognize the possibilities of aging, and will be live streamed.  Helena residents will be able to field questions into the conference through social media.  Participants will also discuss and share the needs of people 50-plus in Helena and around Montana.
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By Lisa Lamkins, Federal Issues Advocacy Director at AARP Wisconsin
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AARP would like you to know of the following event.
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The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) will convene Monday (April 27) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland, where area residents and experts will engage in discussions that will help shape the national conversation about what aging will mean for Americans in the next 10 years.
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Just days after Seattle welcomed scores of sci-fi, fantasy and comic fans of all ages to the sold out Emerald City Comicon, AARP Washington is playing host to another group of heroes – those dedicated to transforming the lives of millions of older Americans.  The White House Conference on Aging is holding the third of five regional events on April 2 on the shores of Elliot Bay at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
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AARP Ohio is pleased to invite you to join members, volunteers, issue experts and leaders, and staff for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging on Monday, July 13. The Conference will be viewed via livestream video originating in Washington DC.
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