WEBCAST: The forum will also be webcast. To watch live online, visit: www.hhs.gov/live-3.
On April 2, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will hold its third regional forum in Seattle, Washington. This forum will engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts on key issues affecting older Americans. The forum will also inform the development of the White House Conference on Aging to be held later this year.
The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since the 1960s to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans. 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. The regional forums are an opportunity to hear directly from the public on 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.
White House Conference on Aging Regional Forum
8:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
9:45 AM: Keynotes
10:15 AM: White House Conference on Aging Overview and Forum Objectives
10:35 AM: Panel Discussion: Healthy Aging / Long-term Services & Supports
11:20 AM: Panel Discussion: Retirement Security / Elder Justice
Tom Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Virginia Reno, Deputy Commissioner, Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration
Patty Murray, U.S. Senator, Washington
Suzan DelBene, U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District of Washington
Jim McDermott, U.S. Representative, 7th Congressional District of Washington
Dow Constantine, County Executive, King County, WA
Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nora Super, Executive Director, White House Conference on Aging
Susan Johnson, Regional Director, Region 10, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
8:30 AM (PDT)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121