U.S. Administration on Aging

Department of Health and Human Services

 

For Immediate Release                                                  Contact:  AoA Press Office      

Thursday, October 22, 2009                                                          (202) 357-3507

                                                           

MEDIA ADVISORY 

 

Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee to address the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care

 

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee will address the closing plenary session of the 2009 Annual Conference and Meeting of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (formerly known as the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform- NCCNHR).  

 

Greenlee, former Kansas Long Term Care Ombudsman and Secretary for Aging under then-Governor and current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will outline her vision for the future of national ombudsman program.  Greenlee will also discuss the important role that ombudsmen play in protecting the rights of nursing home residents and ensuring quality care for our nation’s most vulnerable elders.

 

                        WHO:     Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS

 

                        WHERE:  Sphinx Ballroom, Almas Temple

                                         1315 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

                                         (Next to Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th and K St, NW)

 

                        WHEN:   11:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.  EDT

    Media availability immediately following remarks

 

Background:    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care is a national non- profit organization of consumers and advocates for people with long term care needs.  The annual conference begins on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 and lasts until Sunday, October 25.  For more information about the Conference, please visit: http://www.nccnhr.org/

 

For more information about the Administration on Aging and its programs and services, please visit www.aoa.gov

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