|Tuesday, February 26, 2002
||Contact: Ken Trepeta (202) 708-4302 Ext. 106
Jon Hymes (202) 957-7863
Kim Brock (202) 414-0773 / 202 408-0808
U.S. SENIORS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES BALTIMORE HEARING TO
STUDY HOUSING AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS
The U.S. Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century - "the Seniors Commission" - will hold its only mid-atlantic U.S. field hearing in Baltimore on March 11, 2002 at Erickson Retirement Community's Charlestown Campus, a senior housing complex just outside of downtown Baltimore. In addition to examining local programs and services for seniors, the Commission will hear from a panel of expert witnesses and government officials as part of its effort to develop better coordination of federal government policies and programs designed to help older Americans.
The field hearing will be open to the public and include an open forum session in which concerned Baltimore area residents can speak directly to the commissioners.
The Seniors Commission was created by an act of Congress to study and report back to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on the housing and health needs for the next generation of older Americans. The Commission is empowered to offer specific policy and legislative recommendations for enhancing services and increasing affordable housing for this important and growing segment of our society.
What: Seniors Commission Field Hearing
When: Monday, March 11, 2002 9:15 a.m.
Where: The Conference Center at Charlestown
701 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore, MD 21228
Contact: Ken Trepeta at (202) 708-4302 x-106