Adapted remarks from a teleconference on July 21, 2015 where Lisa Taylor shared with a Canadian audience perspectives from the July 13, 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
I first met Nora Super, CEO of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, last November when I was a speaker at a large symposium in Arizona focused on the aging workforce. It was my distinct honour to speak with the conference team in the weeks before the event and to participate as the only Canadian host of watch parties.
In 1961, Present Kennedy had the foresight to convene the first ever White House Conference on Aging – and he ensured that at least once a decade Congress was obligated to hold the event as a way to ensure the complexities and opportunities longevity offer were considered from a social, economic, environmental and legal perspective. “Science,” Kennedy is quoted “has added years to our life. Our task is now to add life to those years.”