The 2012 Aging in America conference is off and running! Attendees spent the day in sessions and networking events (and learning their way around the hotels). But the highlight of day two was the keynote address from Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary of Aging and head of the U.S. Administration on Aging, at the General Session titled "The 2012 Political Landscape and Older Adults" sponsored by CVS Caremark. Greenlee began by stating that the challenge of speaking at an American Society on Aging conference was the breadth of knowledge held by the attendees. She met that challenge by outlining her vision of aging. She inspired attendees to continue talking positiviely about aging and to remain involved in the political issues affecting older adults. Greenlee concluded by offering her commitment to the prevention of elder abuse and calling for a national response to the epidemic of abuse against older adults in America.
The Grand Opening Reception of the Exhibit Hall was also a huge hit! Attendees spread across the exhibit floor to networking with over a hundred companies and organizations as well as with each other. The exhibit hall is open on Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm—be sure to stop by and check it out! And don't miss the prize drawings!
|Aging in America Conference Co-Chair, David Casey, Vice President and Diversity Officer at CVS Caremark addressing attendees at the General Session||ASA Award recipients recognized at the General Session|
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