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WCCOA and BGSU College of Health and Human Services Offer White House Conference on Aging Viewing

Bowling Green, OH (June 30, 2015) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) and the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) invite interested participants to a viewing of the White House Conference on Aging on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Levis Commons Campus of Bowling Green State University.

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging builds on a year-long effort to listen, learn and share with older adults, families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders and experts in the aging field. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States and recognize the possibilities of healthy aging.

The first baby boomers reached retirement age in 2011, accelerating a population surge in the number of Americans over the age 65. Each day for the next 15 years, thousands more will reach retirement age, creating new opportunities for how we define what it means to be an older American.

The conference is bringing together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, members of the public, business leaders, and community leaders to discuss a vision for aging in the next decade.

Share in the conversation about:

  • What are the most empowering parts of aging
  • How should we prepare our families, communities, and country for the next decade to support older Americans and their families
  • What are the best ways for multiple generations to stay connected
  • How has new technology changed your aging experience
  • What are the critical needs that you see with your family, friends and neighbors

The live stream of the event – delivered via internet with panels and presentations from Washington D.C. – will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Local, on-site presentations will take place throughout the day. Lunch is provided at a cost of $10 per person.

This viewing requires advanced registration. Space is limited. To register for this event, contact (419) 372-7773 or email hhsevents@bgsu.edu.

This event is supported by the Davis Family Trust.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

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