Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9:28 AM
The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) was held on Monday, July 13, in Washington, D.C. The 2015 WHCOA focused on a variety of issue areas affecting older Americans, including home and community-based care, technology, caregiver support, elder abuse, financial security, and retirement. President Obama said that “ensuring we have enough home care workers” is part of the solution to the challenges of caring for a growing aging population and seeing that “every American has the resources and support to thrive.” Additionally, President Obama used the example of his grandmother, describing her as a “fiercely independent woman” who chose to live at home after the passing of his grandfather. Today, President Obama said, our nation faces the challenges of “dealing with the rising costs of an aging generation, ensuring we have enough home care workers looking out for our family members, maximizing the contributions that older Americans can make to our country.” President Obama said his administration has focused and will continue to focus on improving home and community-based care. The White House also released a series of actions addressing issues affecting aging Americans and announced a series of private sector actions. Click here to read more.
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