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White House Conferences on Aging: 1961, 1971, 1981 & 2005

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Which of the following best describes the structure of the modern-day White House Conference on Aging?

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1. Which of the following best describes a main outcome of every White House Conference on Aging?

2. What significant step did the 1981 White House Conference on Aging take to ensure a diverse range of participants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

At the White House Conference on Aging, delegates from all over the United States meet to create a national agenda on how to improve the quality of life for elders. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the history and goals of the conferences, and some of the issues the conferences have tackled over the past several decades.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ultimate objective of the White House Conference on Aging
  • The design of the conferences
  • Conference timetables
  • The effort to make the conferences inclusive
  • Legislative responses to the conferences

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the White House Conference on Aging
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the conferences to examine how they improve the lives of seniors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the strategies to give all seniors a voice at the conferences

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson White House Conferences on Aging: 1961, 1971, 1981 & 2005. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of the White House Conference on Aging
  • List some of the results of past conferences
  • Explain how changing demographics affect the conferences
  • Describe the local outreach efforts used to understand the needs of seniors
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