But, as the Forbes article suggests, the conference has the potential to turn into a political platform, in which case it may not be a bi-partisan effort. The White House has asked Congress for $3 million to put on this conference, a pitiful amount as most conference planners will tell you. Is this effort doomed from the start? Not if Executive Director Nora Super has her way.
Ms. Super is a former lobbyist at AARP and the Kaiser Permanente HMO, and a former senior public relations aide at the Department of Health and Human Services. She knows the issues and many of the players, but given a limited budget and limited influence at the White House, it remains to be seen whether she can get the president to pay attention to issues that have never been at the top of his agenda.
The Conference website is now live, check it out for yourself at this link. We'll follow this topic as it unfolds, we really hope that the top leaders who we elected will pay attention to the issues that impact an Aging America.
Take Care and Stay Healthy!
Founder, The Senior Sage