How prepared is Central Virginia for the graying Baby Boomer population, the first of whom are beginning to retire? That’s just one of the mandates of the Jefferson Area Board of Aging, a non-profit dedicated to helping people prepare for their golden years. This past June, JABA was one of the hosts of a one-day conference to provide input for the White House Conference on Aging, scheduled for this December. With the nation’s elderly population soon to double, the conference is designed to help policymakers figure out what needs to be done to make sure everyone has access to long-term care.
This audio is a keynote speech from Robert Blancato, the executive director of the last White House Conference on Aging, and a member of the national coordinating committee for this year’s event.