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Media Advisories

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging to Welcome 3,000 New American Citizens

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will deliver keynote remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony to welcome 3,000 persons to the United States being naturalized as American citizens.

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell, HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, 2008
1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Hall D        
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Fla.

Josefina G. Carbonell, daughter of Cuban refugees, was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The President’s appointment of Ms. Carbonell followed 30 years of aging community service in Florida.

Assistant Secretary Carbonell led one of the largest Hispanic community based long-term care organizations in the nation that provides health, nutrition, transportation, adult-day and personal care services through community partnerships, working with volunteers and intergenerational programs. Assistant Secretary Carbonell is the longest serving Assistant Secretary for Aging in the United States.