The U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee to Speak April 12th as the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker for Spring 2012
Gerontology Institute Speaker Discusses the Future of Aging Policy in America
Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the institute’s spring 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series talk, “The Future of Aging Policy in America,” on Thursday, April 12. Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium.
The assistant secretary will discuss the Administration on Aging’s (AoA) latest policy developments. She will also discuss the current state of the Aging Network to enhance the dignity of elders and to promote long-term services and supports for older Americans and adults with disabilities. With changes in Medicare taking place as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and the Older Americans Act of 1965 up for reauthorization, Ms. Greenlee’s perspective and information will be most timely.
Kathy Greenlee was appointed by President Obama as assistant secretary of aging at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and confirmed by the Senate in June 2009. In January 2011, Assistant Secretary Greenlee was designated as the Administrator of the CLASS (Community Living Assistance Supports and Services) program, a component of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in March 2010.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at the talk should contact the Gerontology Institute as soon as possible by calling Paula Davis at (607) 274-1607 or emailing email@example.com.