NCBA Watch Party - White House Conference on Aging
This year, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA) celebrates its 45th anniversary of service and programs addressing the concerns and issues of African American seniors. This is also the year that the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), held every decade, will be on July 13, 2015.
NCBA and the WHCOA have a long history together. In 1971, NCBA was founded as a result of several African American aging professionals and civil rights advocates coming together to determine how they could influence this major aging platform to address the concerns of black elders. As a result, there was a significant representation and participation in developing plans to address inferior health, housing, life expectancy, income and lack of social service delivery to older black seniors and low income people in general. Today, NCBA continues to focus on improving the quality of our seniors’ lives.
NCBA, along with Compassion and Choices, will host a Watch gathering of the conference at Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates, 2801 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The public is welcomed to come and participate in this national discussion on aging in the next decade. Deborah Mathis, author, nationally syndicated columnist, journalist and former White House correspondent, will moderate the day’s activities.
Please join us for a day to listen, learn and share what it means to be an older American and how we create new opportunities of this growing population.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at 202 637-8400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.