Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Let's Rethink Aging

What a wonderful challenge and theme for this year's Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging!

Nearly 4 thousand professionals in the field of aging are in Chicago today for the two day event. This is a huge gathering of some of the America's best thinkers on aging policy. They're challenging themselves to think broadly and creatively about our aging nation. James P. Firman, President and CEO of NCOA says:

"This conference presents an opportunity to rethink the possibilities of an aging society, to reassess and reaffirm our commitment to improving the lives of older adults and strengthening communities. As the American population ages rapidly in the coming years, it will be especially important for professionals in aging to develop new strategies for helping those with the greatest needs."

Our own President/CEO, Barbara Kennelly, was honored this morning with the American Society on Aging's 2007 ASA Award. Barbara also presented a special lecture with NCPSSM board member Dr. Carroll Estes , PhD entitled: “The Politics of Social Security and Medicare Privatization. Details are in this News Release.

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