White House Conference on Aging: Final Report

January 14, 2016

In a year that marked 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 provided an opportunity to reflect on the importance of these programs, highlight new actions to support Americans as they age, and focus on the powerful role that technology can play in the lives of seniors in the decade ahead.  

The sixth White House Conference on Aging was informed by a year of pre-conference activities and conversations that allowed a broad range of stakeholders to provide substantial input. During the conference,  the administration announced a number of new public actions and initiatives across the government and across the country to help ensure Americans have increased opportunity and ability to retire with dignity; that older adults enjoy the fullest physical, mental and social well-being; and that older adults can maximize their independence and ability to age in place.

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