Harkin to Host Event With Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres
WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbara Manard, Ph.D. vice-president of long-term care/health strategies for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), will join an esteemed panel Monday at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) briefing on current HELP efforts to include long-term services and support in health reform. Her appearance is part of AAHSA's initiative to promote creation of a national insurance trust to help pay for long-term services and supports.
Manard will join Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a HELP Committee member and long-time advocate for individuals with disabilities. Also speaking is Dara Torres, a 10-time Olympic medalist in swimming, who will share her caregiving experiences and address how the burden of caregiving has a significant impact on women.
Also participating: Senior Congressional staffers Connie Garner and Lee Perselay; Mike Oxford, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center; and two-time Purple Heart Recipient and disabled Vietnam Veteran John Henry Douglas from Lake City, Florida.
WHO: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Dara Torres, 10-time Olympic medalist, and long-term services and support advocate
Barbara Manard, Ph.D., Vice-President of Long-Term Care/Health Strategies for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
WHAT: Congressional briefing on long-term services and supports
WHEN: 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009
WHERE: Russell Caucus Room (SR 325)
|SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging|
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