Thank you to the over 200 attendees, volunteers, presenters and sponsors who made the 2015 Oregon White House Conference on Aging a success!
The Oregon White House Conference on Aging on May 20, 2015 was a satellite version of the National White House Conference on Aging. It was an opportunity for Oregon policymakers, advocates and consumers to offer their perspectives on state and national policy issues that impact older Oregonians, their families, and their communities.
The first White House Conference on Aging was held in 1961, and subsequent conferences have occurred approximately every decade since. These conferences have been integral in developing aging policy over the past 50 years, including the establishment of new programs and improvements in many programs that serve older adults including: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Older Americans Act. For this year’s conference, the White House has encouraged individual states to hold their own events which will help to inform discussion at the national, Washington, DC-based, conference on July 13, 2015.
This unique conference offered a variety of viewpoints and opportunities for diverse stakeholders to come together and recommend policies that can benefit multiple generations in communities throughout Oregon and the United States.
Oregon White House Conference on Aging
Conference Sponsors Included:
- Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD)
- The Oregon Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS)
- Samaritan Health
- AARP Oregon
- The Oregon Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council (MLTCQRAC)
- The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- The Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging (O4AD)
- Capitol Community Television (CCTV)