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2015 WHCOA Resources

Since the 1960s, the White House has convened a Conference on Aging each decade to identify and advance actions that improve the lives of older Americans. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of MedicareMedicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) recognized the importance of these key programs and identified the following primary issues that will impact older Americans over the next decade: elder justice, healthy aging, retirement security, and long-term services and supports.

The CSWE Gero-Ed Center is collaborating with social work educators to develop teaching resources on each of these issues, which you can find below and in our Teaching Infusion Resources. Additional modules will be added throughout 2015, so please check back for updates.

 Elder Justice
  • Learn more from the WHCOA Policy Brief on Elder Justice.
  • View slides from the 2013 Gero-Ed Center Kick-Off Panel, Trauma Across Generations: From Practice to Research.
  • Click here to access the following teaching modules on elder justice:
    • Elder Justice Module 1: An Overview: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults 
    • Elder Justice Module 2: Social Work Practice with Abused, Neglected, and Exploited Older Adults 
    • Elder Justice Module 3: Elder Justice Policy
Long-Term Services and Supports  Healthy Aging  Retirement Security