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Florida Matters: White House Conference On Aging's Regional Forum In Tampa

Daylina Miller

The next White House Conference on Aging - which is aimed at finding new ways to improve the lives of older Americans - will take place July 13 in Washington, D.C.

Ahead of that conference, regional forums were held in Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, Cleveland and Tampa. Ideas presented at these forums will be used at the conference to develop new policies to protect seniors from fraud, abuse and neglect.

The discussion at Hillsborough Community College in Ybor City was the only regional forum held in the entire Southeast.

This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 at 7:30 a.m.), we are bringing you highlights of that discussion, which was moderated Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President, State and National Group, AARP.  

Miss the broadcast of Florida Matters? Listen to the full show here.

Panelists include: 

  • Rebecca Morgan, J.D., Chair, Elder Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law, Stetson Law School
  • Patty Ducayet, Texas State Long-term Care Ombudsman and President, National Association of State Long-term Care Ombudsman Programs
  • Dr. Jack VanDerhei, Director, Employee Benefit Research Institute
  • Vickie Elisa, Board President, Mothers’ Voices Georgia


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