U.S. Administration on Aging

Department of Health and Human Services


Media Advisory


For Immediate Release                                     AoA Press Office                    

Monday, March 1, 2010                                              (202) 357-3507


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

Older Americans Act

                        Series of forums being held to 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). 


                        WHO:     Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS


                        WHEN:   Wed., March 3, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST


                        WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center

    San Francisco, Calif.


Background: The Older Americans Act, enacted in 1965 and administered by the U.S. Administration on Aging, provides services and programs that keep seniors independent, healthy and secure in their communities. The current authorization of the OAA will expire on September 30, 2011. The last time the Act was reauthorized was in 2006. The Administration on Aging is holding a series of listening sessions around the country to get input for recommendations for the next reauthorization to be considered by Congress.


AoA-sponsored public listening sessions have been held in Dallas, Texas, and Alexandria, Va.  The agenda for the March 3 session can be located at http://www.aoa.gov/AoAroot/AoA_Programs/OAA/Reauthorization/Docs/SFforum_agenda_final.pdf


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 San Francisco session should contact Moya.Thompson@aoa.hhs.gov