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Media Advisories

May 7, 2004 Contact: AoA Press Office

Aging Well-Living Well: Fit for Life
– Citywide Event in Chicago

In celebration of Older Americans Month (May), the Chicago Department on Aging is sponsoring its annual citywide conference for senior citizens. Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging of the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) will be keynote speaker at the Aging Well-Living Well: Fit for Life conference on May 11, 2004 in Chicago, IL.

“ Aging Well, Living Well” is a powerful theme that has taken root in hundreds of programs and activities planned around the country to celebrate Older American’s Month this year,” said Josefina G. Carbonell. “Senior citizens are among our greatest treasures, and this year’s theme gives us the opportunity to celebrate and recognize older Americans who are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives,” she added.

The conference is expected to draw over 1,500 participants and will feature a variety of activities for seniors, including workshops, entertainment, lunch, and health screenings. The event will take place on:

WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2004

WHERE: McCormick Place-Lakeside Center
2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Room 354B
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Media availability directly following
Josefina Carbonell’s 10:30 a.m. speech)

CONTACT: Please call the Chicago Department on Aging at (312) 744-4016 for registration and fee information.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), works with a nationwide network of organizations and service providers to make support services and resources available to older persons and their caregivers. For more information about the AoA, please contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Washington, D.C. 20201, Phone (202) 401-4541.

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