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Media Advisories

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

HHS Announces Historic Partnership to Increase Volunteerism Among Baby Boomers and Older Americans

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging to Address 2008 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell, HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging
WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2008
1 p.m. ET (lunch at noon)
WHERE: Grand Ballroom
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, Fla

Assistant Secretary Carbonell will address national efforts to help Americans live longer, healthier lives by streamlining access to long-term supports, ensuring high quality care and services, emphasizing prevention as a key to improved longevity, and advancing consumer direction and choice.  She will also discuss what the federal government is doing to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their family caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Community Care, Inc., is a Florida-based nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to provide specialized care to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders patients and caregivers. ACC serves Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.  

The annual conference is one of the largest Alzheimer's caregiver conferences in the nation. The conference will also feature 240 feet of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's "Quilt to Remember" as part of its national tour.