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Kicking off the White House Conference on Aging in Tampa

Summary: 
Tampa, Florida hosts the first regional forum of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

Last Thursday, I traveled to Tampa, Florida to kick off the first regional forum of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. This forum brought together a community of older Americans, advocates, caregivers, experts, and local leaders who are committed to working to address the changing landscape of aging.

In panel discussions, speeches, and breakout sessions, participants in Tampa considered important issues such as:

  • How to help older Americans remain healthy and independent as they age
  • How to promote retirement security
  • How to help prevent financial exploitation and other abuse of our most vulnerable elders

But while Tampa was an important opportunity for dialogue, it was just the beginning of the conversation. We’ll continue this work in Phoenix, Seattle, Cleveland, and Boston in the weeks and months ahead.

Please join the discussion by visiting WhiteHouseConferenceonAging.gov, where you can sign up for regular updates, watch the live webcast on our regional events, and share your comments, thoughts, and ideas through the Get Involved section.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging aims to highlight the contributions of today’s older adults — and inform tomorrow’s aging policy and programs. We hope it will be a broad-based, national conversation, and we need your input to make that happen.