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Media Advisories

Monday, March 3, 2008 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell to Address 27th Annual Broward Aging Conference

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will address the 27th Annual Broward Aging Network Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Coconut Creek, Florida.

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell
HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging
WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
12:00 Lunch & Plenary Session
WHERE: OMNI Auditorium
Broward Community College – North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, Fla                                                                          

Assistant Secretary Carbonell will address “Aging in America” with a particular focus on Florida. She will share the Administration's priorities to help Americans of all ages live longer, healthier lives by streamlining access to long-term supports, ensuring high quality care and services, emphasizing prevention as a key to improved longevity, and advancing consumer direction and choice. She will also talk about the importance of establishing partnerships among health and human service entities at the national, state, and local levels to further healthy aging and care for adults as they age. For more information about the Administration on Aging, visit

The 27th Annual Broward Aging Network Conference is hosted by the Broward Aging & Disability Resource Center and cosponsored by Access Health Solutions, Broward Community College, BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, Broward Health, Diana Food Group, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida Power & Light, Memorial Healthcare System, Miami Jewish Home & Hospital at Douglas Gardens, and the Rand Eye Institute. It will be attended by seniors, caregivers and aging network professionals. For more information, visit