AoA NEWS

U.S. Administration on Aging

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Media Advisory

 

For Immediate Release                                     AoA Press Office                    

Monday, February 22, 2010                                         (202) 357-3507

 

U.S. Administration on Aging to hold Public Input Session for the Reauthorization of

the Older Americans Act

                            Series of forums being held throughout the country

 

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee will convene an Administration on Aging’s (AoA) listening session to get input from seniors, caregivers and representatives of AoA’s national network of community-based organizations that will be considered in developing recommendations for the next reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).  This is the second in a series of listening sessions, and the only one scheduled in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

                        WHO:       Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS

 

                        WHEN:    Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

 

                        WHERE:  The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square,

     Alexandria, Va.

 

Background: The Older Americans Act, enacted in 1965 and administered by the AoA, provides services and programs that keep seniors independent, healthy and secure in their communities. The current authorization of the OAA will expire on Sep. 30, 2011. The last time the Act was reauthorized was in 2006.

 

The AoA-sponsored public listening sessions are or have been held in Dallas, Texas, (Feb 18) and San Francisco, Calif. (March 3). Additional methods for transmitting public input for the reauthorization and information about AoA can be found at www.aoa.gov

 

Media interested in covering or attending the Alexandria, Va., session should contact Moya.Thompson@aoa.hhs.gov

 

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