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The White House Conference On Aging Releases a Final Report

“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 White House Conference on Aging provided an opportunity to reflect on the importance of these programs, highlight new actions to support Americans as we age, and focus on the powerful role that technology can play in lives of seniors in the decade ahead.”  –Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

WHCOA_picThe Green House Project was honored to participate and be highlighted during the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  “Through a combination of listening sessions, breakout groups, watch parties, regional and topical forums, and written feedback, the White House heard from thousands of Americans about the issues most important to them regarding our aging population.”  Click here to read the final report for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging that summarizes the work of the White House to create a fulfilling and dignified world for elders and those who work closest to them.

One highlight was a visit by Executive Director of The White House Conference on Aging, Nora Super, to Leonard Florence Center for living, the first urban Green House model, located outside of Boston.  There, Ms. Super engaged in dialogue with elders and staff members to learn how The Green House model creates caring homes and meaningful lives for those who live and work there.  This opportunity gave the model a national stage to share the impact that it can have for elders and staff in long term care.

White House Conference on Aging Executive Director, Nora Super, pictured with Green House and Leonard Florence team members
White House Conference on Aging Executive Director, Nora Super, pictured with Green House and Leonard Florence team members

 

Green House project, Leonard Florence Center for Living, honored by McKnight’s Long Term News

Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., is a prime example of the revolutionary potential of The Green House model. Leonard Florence Center for living includes homes that employ advanced assistive technology to allow individuals immobilized by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and multiple sclerosis, to live more independently. Their innovations were recently honored by McKnight’s technology award, “Boston’s Chelsea Jewish Foundation won the top prize in the High Tech/High Touch category of McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards — Connect Our World.”

Congratulations to Leonard Florence Center for Living for this honor and thank you to McKnight’s Long Term Care News, for recognizing the power of The Green House model to create high touch, high tech environments that result in meaningful lives and excellent outcomes. click here to read the full article

 

Green House project, Leonard Florence Center for Living, honored by McKnight's Long Term News

Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass., is a prime example of the revolutionary potential of The Green House model. Leonard Florence Center for living includes homes that employ advanced assistive technology to allow individuals immobilized by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and multiple sclerosis, to live more independently. Their innovations were recently honored by McKnight’s technology award, “Boston’s Chelsea Jewish Foundation won the top prize in the High Tech/High Touch category of McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards — Connect Our World.”

Congratulations to Leonard Florence Center for Living for this honor and thank you to McKnight’s Long Term Care News, for recognizing the power of The Green House model to create high touch, high tech environments that result in meaningful lives and excellent outcomes. click here to read the full article