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UIS to be site of Pre-White House Conference on Aging summit

July 18, 2005

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will be the site of “The Booming Dynamics of Aging: From Awareness to Action,” a Pre-White House Conference on Aging summit to be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

The event is hosted by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, in collaboration with UIS, and is free and open to the public.

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Speakers will be Carolyn Peck, assistant professor of Human Services-Gerontology at UIS, and Julie Hubbard, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland.

Peck will speak on “Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Consequences: Challenges and Opportunities for Aging Boomers and their Communities.” Hubbard’s topic will be “Current Resources, Future Seniors.”

Following discussion among the participants, an afternoon roundtable session will formulate recommendations to be forwarded to delegates at the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, which will be held in Washington in December.

Held once every 10 years, White House Conferences on Aging are designed to make policy recommendations to the President and Congress and to assist the public and private sectors to promote issues of dignity, health, economic security, and independence affecting older Americans. This year’s conference will have a mandated focus on the “baby boom” generation, whose estimated 76 million members are now beginning to prepare for retirement and whose aging will have a profound impact on society.

Space at this pre-conference summit is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to reserve a space, contact the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland by phone at 217/787-6290 or by e-mail at info@aginglinc.org.

  

 

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