|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 05, 2001
||Contact: Ken Trepeta (202) 708-4302 Ext. 106
SENIORS COMMISSION TO HOLD FIELD HEARING IN SAN DIEGO
Federal panel in Southern California to gather information, study important
new data on impact of coordinated senior housing and health services and prepare report
The Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors in the
21st Century - "the Seniors Commission" - will hold a field hearing in San Diego to
examine the housing and health care services needs of seniors in America, and to examine
new data on the impact of coordinated housing and health services for older Americans.
The hearing will feature testimony from senior citizens advocates, Federal, state and
local elected officials (invited), housing and health policy experts, leading researchers
and actress Sally Struthers and other family caregivers who have faced difficult choices
in seeking the best possible housing and health care for their parents, grandparents and
other loved ones.
The entire session is open to the public and, following the testimony of expert
witnesses; there will be an "open mike" for concerned citizens to speak 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 the available
housing for this important and growing segment of our society.
What: Seniors Commission -- San Diego Field Hearing
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Where: Marriott Hall A
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
Contact: Ken Trepeta at (202) 708-4302 Ext. 106
or visit www.seniorscommission.gov