The White House Conference on Aging released the last of its four policy briefs in mid May; inviting the public to comment on the key issues it is addressing this year.

A date for the once-a-decade conference has not been set, but organizers have been busy the past few months hosting forums, webinars and listening sessions throughout the country, writes Liza Kaufman Hogan in a blog post on Next Avenue, a PBS website.

Their goal: collecting information to inform the conference and contribute to policy recommendations that will be delivered to the White House and Congress later this year.

“The United States is undergoing an incredible transformation as Americans are living longer than ever before,” Nora Super, Executive Director of the White House Conference on Aging, said when announcing the publication of the fourth brief — on retirement security.

“These policy briefs examine the opportunities and challenges of an aging society and provide the public with a way to share their feedback on how we best prepare as nation. We look forward to collecting and analyzing the comments.”

The briefs cover the four core topic areas defined by the conference: Healthy Aging, Long-term Services and Supports, Elder Justice and Retirement Security. Each brief summarizes the key issues in that area and poses a series of discussion questions to encourage public comment.

So far, however, there are fewer than 70 comments posted, most responding to the Healthy Aging and Longterm Services and Supports briefs posted last month.

This is your chance to weigh in on the issues, opportunities and challenges of aging in the U.S and be part of the national conversation.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the website – – or e-mail comments to