The White House Conference on Aging

The Good News and Bad News for Private Financing for Long-Term Care (LTC) Needs

Eileen Tell, MPH Foreword by Jennifer E. Voorlas, MSG, CMC The White House Conference on aging in 2015 shed significant light on maintaining the quality of life for seniors  and the importance of measures taken for them  to “age in place,” however one questions remains:  How  do the majority of seniors continue to pay for…

The Challenge of Aging in Place: The Impact of Overtime Laws

Compiled and edited by Helene Bergman, ACSW, C-ASWCM The theme of the recent White House Conference on Aging (July 2015) was Empowering Americans as We Age, and many initiatives — economic and otherwise — were proposed to better prepare workers for retirement, to support elder caregiving,  and to facilitate older Americans to age in place….

Exercise at any Age, with any Chronic Condition

Steven C. Castle, MD Introduction Exercise and physical activity for older adults was an important theme discussed at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  Specific initiatives discussed included the NIH Go4Life campaign and the YMCA initiative to provide intergenerational physical activity.  The implementation of exercise and fall prevention programs on state and national levels…

The Neuroprotective Role of Exercise

Jennifer Voorlas, MSG, CMC Exercise and Dementia Foreword by Steven C. Castle, MD The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) not only addressed the importance of addressing Alzheimer’s and related dementias as a national priority, but also identified The National Institute of Health’s “stepped up effort” to find more effective ways to treat and prevent…

Beyond Good Deaths and Angry Families: Improving End-of-Life Care in the Community

Nancy Berlinger, PhD The July 2015 White House Conference on Aging explored a range of important topics concerning how to structure and finance long-term care and related services to better meet the needs of our aging society. Missing from this policy-oriented agenda, and yet vital to effective policymaking in this area, was a deeper discussion…