The Obama administration has set July 13 as the date for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.
The White House has been organizing the conferences about every 10 years since 1961. Officials have been planning the 2015 conference for months, but, up till now, the conference date has not been publicly available.
Participants in the conferences have no direct ability to change laws or regulations, but they can influence policy conversations about topics such as long-term care (LTC) services, traditional pension plans and retirement savings incentives.
In 2005, for example, at the last White House aging conference, the participants adopted resolutions promoting a shift toward use of home-based and community-based care, and away from pushing older people who want to stay in their own homes toward institutional care.