I attended the Aging in America conference in Washington DC last week, as part of my fellowship with the Center for Health, Media and Policy. This was my first time attending this particular conference, and I was so pleased to see that the senior population still represents an important constituency to so many.
Hundreds of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors dedicated nearly an entire week to learn more about this population and how they can improve their lives – whether through technology or social services, or innovative caregiving. There were folks from local, state, and federal agencies, senior organizations, social service agencies, academia, consumer and professional product and service companies, non-profits, and people from all walks of life that just care about our older population.
Many of the attendees and speakers have dedicated their careers and their lives to our seniors. “It takes a village” is more than just a trite slogan. This is an entire community that cares — and works hard to make sure that our older generation is not forgotten.