Perspectives: White House Conference on Aging

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Developing a vision and strategy for the transformation of our system of long-term services and supports (LTSS) is imperative to better meet the current and future needs of older adults. Since 1961, the White House has held a Conference on Aging every decade to elevate issues facing older Americans and generate policy ideas to help improve the aging experience.

Date Updated: 11/18/2014

In 2015, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security.  In conjunction with these milestones, the White House will host its 2015 Conference on Aging.  Dr. Bruce Chernof’s latest Perspectives explores some of the key themes that will likely be discussed during next year’s conference.