How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Seniors? Health and Human Services Official to Address the Issue at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will visit Ithaca College on Thursday, April 12, to give a free talk, “The Future of Aging Policy in America.” This year’s Ithaca College Gerontology Distinguished Speaker, Greenlee will begin her talk at 7 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.

In addition to reviewing the Administration on Aging’s (AoA) latest policy developments, Greenlee will discuss the current effort of the Aging Network to enhance the dignity of elders and to promote long-term services and support for older Americans and adults with disabilities. With changes in Medicare taking place as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Older Americans Act of 1965 up for reauthorization, Greenlee’s perspective and information will be most timely.

Greenlee was appointed by President Obama as assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and confirmed by the Senate in June 2009. “I am committed to building the capacity of the national aging network to better serve older persons, caregivers and individuals with disabilities so that they can live in the community as they age,” Greenlee said.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at the talk should contact the Gerontology Institute as soon as possible by calling Paula Davis at (607) 274-1193 or emailing

Kathy Greenlee