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Press Release - Advisory: President Obama to Host the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

July 08, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, July 13, President Obama will deliver remarks at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since the 1960s to identify and advance actions to improve the quality of life of older Americans.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The conference is an opportunity to recognize the importance of these key programs while bringing together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, members of the public, business leaders, and community leaders to discuss the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans in the next decade and explore policy solutions to address them.

The remarks by the President and conference programming will be open to pre-credentialed press and livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

WHAT: 2015 White House Conference on Aging

WHERE: East Room and South Court Auditorium

WHEN: Monday, July 13, 10:00AM ET – 4:30PM ET

SPEAKING PROGRAM:

East Room

10:00AM Welcome to the Morning Session

Final Gather for Press, 9:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:05AM Panel 1: Caregiving in America

Final Gather for Press, 9:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

11:25AM Remarks by the President

Pre-set 9:50AM, Final Gather 10:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

11:35AM Panel 2: Planning for Financial Security at Every Age

Final Gather for Press, 10:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Building

1:20PM Welcome to the Afternoon Session

Final Gather for Press, 1:00PM – Stakeout Location

2:05PM Panel 3: The Power of Intergenerational Connections and Healthy Aging

Final Gather for Press, 1:00PM – Stakeout Location

2:50PM Panel 4: Empowering All Generations: Elder Justice in the 21st century

Final Gather for Press, 1:00PM – Stakeout Location

3:50PMPanel 5: Technology and the Future of Aging

Final Gather for Press, 3:15PM – Stakeout Location

4:30PM Closing Remarks

Final Gather for Press, 3:15PM – Stakeout Location

In addition to these remarks and panel discussions, the conference agenda will feature a series of short discussions and remarks by community members, leaders in the private sector, local government officials and senior Administration officials.

Additional Administration participants, in order of appearance:

•      Valerie Jarrett, White House Senior Advisor

•      Robert McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

•      Sylvia Mathews Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

•      Thomas Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor

•      Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

•      DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

•      Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

•      U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

•      Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

•      Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

•      Jeffrey Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council

•      Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover the event must RSVP by 12:00 PM ET Friday, July 10th with the names of the sessions you'd like to cover:

•      Opening Remarks and Panel 1

•      The President's Remarks

•      Panel 2

•      Panels 3 and 4

•      Panel 5 and Closing Remarks

Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, and email to media_affairs@who.eop.gov with the subject line "Conference on Aging." Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence.

All press will enter the White House via the northwest gate.

If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.

Barack Obama, Press Release - Advisory: President Obama to Host the 2015 White House Conference on Aging Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/248683

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