The White House Conference on Aging – held every 10 years – will take place on July 13 in Washington, DC. What does that have to do with siblings? Many siblings find themselves part of the “club sandwich” generation, caring for their own children, their siblings with disabilities, and their older parents. Many parents of adult children with disabilities are aging, and need to make plans for the future. This conference will touch on issues facing older people and people with disabilities that impact entire families, like long-term services and supports, healthy aging, and retirement security.
This year’s conference is more interactive than ever, with lots of ways to get involved and attend the conference. You can watch the event on your own, attend a local watch party, or even host one yourself! Tweet using #WHCOA, or download the StoryCorps App to record an interview with your own aging loved-one, neighbor, or friend. Learn more about all of these ways to get involved at http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/.