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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 7, 2004
||Contact: AoA Press Office
Aging Well-Living Well: Fit for
– Citywide Event in Chicago
In celebration of Older Americans Month (May),
the Chicago Department on Aging is sponsoring its annual citywide conference
for senior citizens. Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for
Aging of the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) will be keynote speaker
at the Aging Well-Living Well: Fit for Life conference on May 11, 2004
in Chicago, IL.
“ Aging Well, Living Well” is a powerful
theme that has taken root in hundreds of programs and activities planned
around the country to celebrate Older American’s Month this year,” said
Josefina G. Carbonell. “Senior citizens are among our greatest
treasures, and this year’s theme gives us the opportunity to celebrate
and recognize older Americans who are living longer, healthier, and more
productive lives,” she added.
The conference is expected to draw over 1,500 participants
and will feature a variety of activities for seniors, including workshops,
entertainment, lunch, and health screenings. The event will take place
May 11, 2004
2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Room 354B
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Media availability directly following
Josefina Carbonell’s 10:30 a.m. speech)
Please call the Chicago Department on Aging at (312) 744-4016 for registration
and fee information.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration on Aging (AoA), works with a nationwide network of organizations
and service providers to make support services and resources available
to older persons and their caregivers. For more information about the
AoA, please contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration
on Aging, Washington, D.C. 20201, Phone (202) 401-4541.
AoA Website: http://www.aoa.gov