White House Conference on Aging Hosts Regional Forum in Boston

Jun 15, 2015

By MA Healthy Aging Collaborative

On Thursday, May 28, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging hosted its fifth and final Regional Forum in Boston, MA. Older Americans, caregivers, advocates, national and community leaders, and experts convened to discuss the key issues facing older adults today. People across the country tuned in to the live webcast and joined the conversation via Twitter.

logo-WHCOA2015Speakers at the forum included Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Senator Elizabeth Warren; Congressman Stephen Lynch; Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President of AARP; and others. The event also featured two panels of experts discussing “Retirement Security and Elder Justice” and “Healthy Aging and Long-term Services and Supports.”

Rob Schreiber, M.D., Medical Director of Evidence-Based Programs at Hebrew SeniorLife and a member of the Healthy Aging Collaborative’s Executive Committee, spoke at the second panel about how community-based organizations and programs need to align to empower older adults and support healthy aging.

The discussions from the Regional Forums will inform the White House Conference on Aging to be held on Monday, July 13.

You can view the recorded webcast from the Boston Regional Forum here.