Media Advisory


For Immediate Release                                                                          AoA Press Office                    

Monday, March 15, 2010                                                                       (202) 357-3507


Assistant Secretary Greenlee to address American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Annual Conference

                        Will tour local Chicago health center that serves older adults and their families


HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee will deliver a keynote address at the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and National Council on Aging (NCOA). Assistant Secretary Greenlee will hear participant issues to be considered for the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).  Assistant Secretary Greenlee will also tour a local health center that serves older adults and their families in the Chicago area. 


                        WHO:       Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging, HHS


                        WHEN:    Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. CST

                                        Keynote remarks

    Media availability immediately following remarks


                        WHERE:  Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency D, Gold Level, West Tower

                                        151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60601


TOUR:    Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST
 Older Adult Programs of Rush University Medical Center
 Johnston R. Bowman Health Center
 710 S. Paulina Street, Suite 433, Chicago, Ill.


Background:  The OAA, last reauthorized was in 2006, provides services and programs that keep seniors independent, healthy and secure in their communities. The current authorization of the OAA will expire on Sept. 30, 2011. The Administration on Aging (AoA) has conducted a series of public listening sessions around the country to get recommendations for the next reauthorization to be considered by Congress. The ASA/NCOA Annual Conference session will kick off a yearlong effort by national aging organizations to provide input for the reauthorization. Additional methods for transmitting public input to AoA for the reauthorization and information about AoA can be found at


Older Adult Programs of Rush University Medical Center enhances the health and well-being of older adults and family caregivers in Chicago through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative service, education, community engagement and policy leadership. The programs support health and aging by ensuring older adults receive the care they --and that their caregivers -- need to stay in charge of their lives. The programs help strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote heath, implement interventions that eliminate disparities and deliver the support older Americans deserve. For more information, please visit: