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Media Advisories

Thursday, May 29, 2008 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

HHS Announces Historic Partnership to Increase Volunteerism Among Baby Boomers and Older Americans

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: Sunday, June 1, 2008
9 A.M.  – 11 A.M. ET
Senior Corps Welcome Plenary Session
WHERE: Ballroom, Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA

Volunteers are the backbone of programs administered under the Older Americans Act and play a critical role in efforts to modernize long term care services in communities across the United States. The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006 call for greater coordination and increased focus on volunteerism and civic engagement. For more information about the U.S. Administration on Aging and the Older Americans Act, visit

The Corporation for National and Community Service engages more than four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet local needs through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs. For more information, visit

The National Conference on Volunteering and Service, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, together with Points of Light & Hands On Network is the world's largest annual gathering of volunteer and service leaders. For more information, visit