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Media Advisories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
March 11th, 2005 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

ENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID ADMINISTRATOR AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AGING TO TOUR HEALTH AND SENIOR CENTERS IN PHILADELPHIA

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D. and Administration on Aging Assistant Secretary Josefina Carbonell will visit the Jaisohn Center and the Center in the Park beginning at 1PM on Friday, March 11. Assistant Secretary Carbonell and Dr. McClellan will be discussing Medicare preventive benefits now available and the new Medicare prescription drug coverage with seniors and patients at these centers.

WHO:   CMS Administrator Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
    AoA Assistant Secretary Josefina Carbonell

WHERE and WHEN:   1PM The Jaisohn Center
    6705 Old York Road
    (215) 224-2000
    Contact: Executive Director Chee Lee

    2PM Center in the Park
    5818 Germantown Rd
    (215) 848-7722, Ext. 207
    Contact: Executive Director Lynn Harris

The Jaisohn Center is the Korean Community Medical Center in Philadelphia. The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) also hosts a Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in the Center. About 100 Korean and Chinese seniors are expected to be in attendance.

The Center in the Park is a non-profit community center in Northwest Philadelphia primarily focused on the needs of older people. The programs at Center in the Park are meant to provide opportunities for older adults to participate in social, recreational, health and fitness, arts and humanities and lifelong learning activities.