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By October 14, 2014Longevity

Observations from a key White House representative suggest some refreshingly, out-of the-box approaches to aging-related concerns.

Among them are the pursuit of creative solutions beyond government entitlements; opportunities to nurture intergenerational relations; and public-private collaborations with the tech and entertainment industries.

They come from Nora Super, the recently appointed executive director of the upcoming White House Conference on Aging, the first such event in ten years.

In an ongoing information gathering process to help focus the agenda of the WHCOA (the date in 2015 is yet-to-be-determined), Super visited Sacramento to conduct a listening session with members of the California Commission on Aging on September 29 and another with hundreds of attendees at The SCAN Foundation’s Long-term Services and Supports Summit the following day.

At the latter event, she expressed her intention to make healthy aging an all-inclusive concern by reciting a perspective offered in conversation with this author (and CCoA commissioner): “Everyone is aging. Some of us simply have more experience.”

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