WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, December 14, Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) will convene a forum entitled, "Aging in America: Future Challenges, Promise and Potential." 

The forum will commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Over the past half century, the Aging Committee has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. As our population rapidly ages and baby boomers turn 65, the committee's work is more important than ever. The forum will include a distinguished panel of experts who will recognize the committee's accomplishments and explore the future challenges and opportunities related to our rapidly aging populations.

WHAT:          Senate Special Committee on Aging Forum - Aging in America: Future

                        Challenges, Promise and Potential

WHEN:          Wednesday, December 14, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50


Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for the Administration on Aging

Dr. Richard J. Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Dr. Rob Hudson, Professor of Social Policy at Boston University

John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care and NCHC Action Fund

Dr. Jack Rowe, Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and Professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Michael Harsh, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare

Dr. Robyn Stone, Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research

Dr. Henry Aaron, Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution

Dr. Laura Carstensen, Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University