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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|April 26, 2004
||Contact: AoA Press Office
Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell Holds
in South Dakota
Assistant Secretary Josefina G. Carbonell is hosting a third Tribal
Listening Session in Rapid City, South Dakota on April 28, 2004. The
purpose of these Sessions is to provide opportunities for Tribal leaders
and the Administration on Aging (AoA) to engage in discussions on issues
and actions in carrying out the objectives of the Older Americans Act
(OAA), in particular the Title VI program. AoA has conducted 2 Listening
Sessions thus far, held in Reno, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona, in an effort
to hear from Tribal and Native Hawaiian representatives, Title IV Directors,
Elders and their families and caregivers.
The following critical issues affecting Native American Elders will be discussed:
- What can the Aging Services Network do to empower older people and
their families to make informed decisions about their care options?
- How can we build upon the initial success of the National Family
Caregiver Support Program and expand access to information, make services
more consumer-friendly, and allow caregivers more choices?
- What innovations are occurring at the state and local level related
to access and service delivery that could serve as models for other
states and communities across the country?
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2004
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MST*
*Media availability directly following the Tribal Listening Session.
Where: Ramada Inn - 1721 N. LaCrosse Street
- Rapid City, South Dakota
Contact: Anyone interested in testifying must register on a first come first
serve basis. Please contact Barbara Aragon at (509) 747-4994 for additional
information or to register by telephone.
Web registration is available at:
NOTE: Participants are asked to prepare no more than 10 minutes of testimony.