This is an archive page. The links are no longer being updated.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 24, 2004
||Contact: AoA Press Office
HHS Agencies Listen to Consumers About Strengthening Long-Term
Support Service System to Benefit People with Disabilities of All Ages
Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging of the United States
(U.S.). Administration on Aging (AoA) and Dr. Patricia Morrissey, Commissioner
for Developmental Disabilities of the U.S. Administration on Developmental
Disabilities (ADD) will be hosting a Town Hall Listening Session at the
Minnesota Age Odyssey 2004: A Timeless Journey conference to be held
in St. Cloud, Minnesota on August 24 and 25, 2004.
The annual Age Odyssey conference is Minnesota’s largest multi-disciplinary
aging education and networking event. The conference focuses on strategies
that help seniors remain independent and ways for communities to develop
the infrastructure and services needed to best serve them. The Age Odyssey
conference attracts between 800 and 1000 participants each year.
The Town Hall Listening Session will provide people with developmental
disabilities, older people, their families and professionals an opportunity
to address the issue of what AoA and ADD can do to strengthen the long
term support services system to benefit people with disabilities of all
In addition to the Listening Session, the Assistant Secretary for Aging
and the Commissioner for Developmental Disabilities will offer the keynote
address at a conference luncheon on August 24th.
Event: Town Hall Listening Session: Minnesota Age Odyssey 2004: A Timeless
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
WHERE: St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud,