The Administration for Community Living has notified the Aging Network that Nora Super, Executive Director of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging has announced the launch of a new website about the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
We urge older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, advocates, volunteers, community leaders, and professionals to get involved.
There are three key ways for you to get involved:
- Sign up to receive a weekly email and regular updates about the Conference.
- Share your thoughts about the issues and opportunities you would like to see discussed during the Conference.
- Share your experience with aging– from entering a new phase of your life to caring for loved ones who need extra assistance as they age.
For more information, please visit: http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov
Get into the Act: Share Your Story!
This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), we are reminded of the vast opportunities for growth, enrichment, and connection that exist in communities across the nation.
Through a network of state units on aging, tribal organizations, area agencies on aging, and thousands of volunteers, the OAA allows millions of Americans to receive the services and supports they need to continue living and thriving in the communities of their choice for as long as possible.
In honor of this important anniversary, the Administration for Community Living is highlighting the ways the OAA has positively shaped the lives of older adults and their families across the United States. We are looking for stories about everything from the benefits of home-delivered meals to transportation services; elder abuse prevention efforts to caregiver respite; and anything else you care to share about how the OAA has improved your life.
In order to make this celebration truly successful, we need your help. Please use the following form to “Get into the Act” and tell us about the difference that OAA-funded programs have made in your life or the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, or constituents. Share your experience through a short story, photos, and/or video.
For more information, please visit: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Observances/OAA50/submissions/register.aspx
The 2015 Falls Free® National Action Plan is a blueprint describing what should be done to reduce the growing number of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. This updated plan builds on the original Falls Free® National Action Plan, released in 2005, and is the product of key recommendations and strategies collected during the Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event held in April 2015.
To view The 2015 Falls Free® National Action Plan please visit: https://www.ncoa.org/resources/2015-falls-free-national-falls-prevention-action-plan/