White House Conference on Aging: Were YOU at a “Watch Party”?

By / Posted on July 29th, 2015

 

watch partyThe once a decade White House Conference on Aging, held on July 13th, was truly a “virtual” event!  All of the presentations and panels were live streamed—with over 700 “Watch Parties” taking place across the country.  Perhaps YOU participated in one.  10,000 Twitter users contributed to the dialogue that day letting the world know their thoughts and reactions to the speakers by using the hashtag #WHCOA.

president Obama at WHCOAPresident Obama spoke during the event noting that one of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens and noted that our country’s greatest triumphs are the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs.

leading AgeLeadingAge was just one organization which hosted a watch party.  They compiled their top 10 highlights from the event:

  1. A Call for Caregiver Support Systems
  2. CMS Proposed Rule: Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care FacilitiesRaise Your Voice_GH twitter
  3. HHS Secretary Announces Funding for Workforce

Click here to read their entire list of highlights and details about each one!