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Media Advisories

Friday, September 14, 2007 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

Josefina G. Carbonell to Address Utah Gerontological Society

Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will address the Utah Gerontological Society's 16 th Annual Conference on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, in Midway, Utah .

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell
Assistant Secretary for Aging, HHS
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
12:45 p.m. MST
WHERE: Matterhorn Room, Second Floor
Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah


Utah 's 65+ population will increase by 165 percent between 2000 and 2030. In addition, the 85+ population in Utah will increase by 123 percent between 2000 and 2030.

Assistant Secretary Josefina G. Carbonell, as head of the National Aging Services Network, is working to modernize our nation's long-term care systems so that older individuals in Utah and across the United States maintain their independence in the community as long as possible.

Assistant Secretary Carbonell will address HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's strategic focus on preventive health care as a means of helping people live healthier and more qualitative lives. She will also discuss the implementation of the new long term care provisions in the Older Americans Act. For more information about AoA, visit

The 16 th Annual Conference of the Utah Gerontological Society is entitled “Community Coming Together.” The Utah Gerontological Society (UGS) was created to institute a productive partnership between older adults, multi-discipline professionals, educational institutions, students, government and businesses. For more information about UGS, visit