U.S. Administration on Aging
For Immediate Release Contact: AoA Press Office
Thursday, October 22, 2009 (202) 357-3507
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