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AAHSA Statement on the Passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy
Date:8/26/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We mourn the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), who was a champion for vulnerable people throughout his life and a dedicated servant to our nation.

"In the midst of America's great discussion of health care reform, Kennedy was an advocate of much-needed support for older adults and people with disabilities. We hope that Congress will honor his memory with the completion of health care reform this year. The thoughts and prayers of the not-for-profit aging services community go out to Sen. Kennedy's family, colleagues and devoted staff during this difficult time."

About AAHSA

AAHSA members (www.aahsa.org) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,800 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.


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