Esther Koch was honored to have been selected as a Delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. This conference, held only once every ten years, is tasked with providing aging policy recommendations to the President and Congress.
There were a total of ~1,200 Delegates selected to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. California, with ~125 delegates, represented the largest delegation. Some 400 preliminary sessions were held across the country to provide input to the resolutions that were developed by the Policy Committee and voted upon by Delegates. Esther attended the Mini-Conference on the Future of Caregiving held in Washington DC in June 2005. Hillary Clinton was the luncheon speaker at that conference.
Esther was also recognized at the Healthy Living Celebration. She participated in the President's Challenge, a program of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In addition, her Profile in Wellness was selected for publication on the White House Conference on Aging website.