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San Diego Field Hearing

San Diego California Field Hearing The Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century held its third field hearing at the San Diego Marriott Hotel on Wednesday, November 7, 2001. The hearing was sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. The third field hearing follows the Commission's July field hearing Syracuse, New York and September hearing in Columbus, Ohio. The Commission has chosen to address elements of its seven-point mandate at each of the first three field hearings. The focus at San Diego was assessing the unmet present and future needs. The next field hearing will be January 14 at the Robert Sharp Towers in Miami, Florida and will focus on achieving better coordination of affordable housing and health services. The Miami hearing will be hosted by the Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corporation.   Photos of San Diego Hearings   San Diego Tribune Article, November 10, 2001

Prepared Testimony

Opening Session
Remarks of Co-Chair Nancy Hooks
Sally Struthers
Laverne Joseph, President and Chief Executive Officer Retirement Housing Foundation
Margarita Rey, Resident Representative, California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Doris Payne, Senior Consultant Marketscape Research and Consulting
Panel 1- Chaired by Commissioner Jim Sykes - Needs Assessment Task Force Chairman
William Minnix, President - American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Dr. Jon Pynoos, Associate Professor of Gerontology - Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
Jim Brigl, Executive Director - Housing Research Foundation
John Durso Esq., Katten, Muchin, and Zavis
Dr. Robyn Stone, Institute for the Future of Aging Services
Panel 2
Anne McKinley, Institute for Applied Gerontology
Testimony of Donald Smith, Executive Director - Given by Ed Griffin, Director of Planning - Housing Authority Of The City of Los Angeles
Donna Butts, Executive Director - Generations United
Martha Rawlings
Lee John Felgar, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Development - Volunteers of America
Teresa Graves , Director - Senior Programs and Services, SHARP Hospitals
Panel 3
Marvin Schachter, Chairman - California Senior Commission
Mauro Hernandez, Senior Policy Advisor, Assisted Living Concepts
Sally Little, VP, S.C. Presbyterian Homes
David Fuks, CEO - Cedar Sinai Park
Robert Prath, Advisory Council Chairman, San Diego Aging and Independent Services
Public Session
Dr. Carol Voelker, AARP in California
Doris Payne, Senior Consultant Markertscape Research and Consulting
Lawrence Weinstien, Director of Shared Solutions America
Susan Mack
Andrew Montgomery, Resident Representative Sojourner Truth Manor
Micheal Conroy
Ken Bledsoe
Walter Krause
Kathleen Mesler, Service Coodinator - Dino Papavero Aptments Fontana, CA

View Photos from the San Diego Hearing

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