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2005 White House Conference on Aging

The 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) was held December 11 to 14, 2005 in Washington, DC, and was the fifth WHCoA in history. Like its predecessors, its purpose was to make recommendations to the President and Congress to help guide national aging policies for the next ten years and beyond. The 2005 WHCoA, which had as its theme: “The Booming Dynamics of Aging: From Awareness to Action, ” focused on the aging of today and tomorrow, including 78 million baby boomers who began to turn 60 in January 2006.

The WHCoA hosted approximately 1200 delegates selected by Governors, Members of Congress, the National Congress of Americans Indians (NCAI) and the WHCoA Policy Committee. Delegates voted on 50 resolutions they considered as priorities and worked together to recommend innovative solutions reflecting actions that might be taken by federal, state and local governments, tribal organizations, business and industry, communities and individuals to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of an aging nation. The top two resolutions adopted by the delegates were the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and the development of a coordinated and comprehensive long term care strategy. The reauthorization of the Older Americans Act occurred in 2006 and included provisions that support the development of a national long term care strategy for our nation.

The 2005 WHCoA was authorized by the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000 (P.L. 106-501) . 

To view a webcast of the Conference (courtesy of please visit: .

If you have questions about the 2005 WHCoA ,
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To view and download the Executive Summary of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Final Report please visit
(Final Report June 14) (A limited number of printed copies of the final WHCoA report are available upon request).  
  2005 WHCoA Final Report   2005 WHCoA Final Report (pdf) 
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