Spring Meeting of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council

On October 11, 2012 the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius held the inaugural meeting of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council. The Secretary was joined at the meeting by Attorney General Eric Holder, Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), and representatives of other member Federal Departments and Agencies. The meeting included four panels of nationally-recognized, non-Federal government experts who presented testimony on issues of paramount importance in addressing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

On May 13, 2013, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator for Community Living Kathy Greenlee will be joined by Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West in convening the 2013 Spring Council meeting. The agenda for this meeting is to present to the Coordinating Council recommendations for federal action to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. These recommendations are drawn from the expert testimony presented during the October 2012 meeting. The meeting will be held 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. in Washington, DC, will be webcast live (URL will be available closer to the meeting date), and open for the public to attend, although there will be no public comment period.

If you are interested in attending in person or watching the live webcast, we request that you RSVP as soon as possible to Mr. Brandon Bayton (brandon.bayton@kauffmaninc.com), at which time Mr. Bayton will provide the logistical details for participating in person or via the web. Space for attending in person will be limited on a space-available basis.

If you have additional programmatic questions, please direct them to Stephanie Whittier Eliason (Stephanie.WhittierEliason@aoa.hhs.gov), or 202-357-3519, Administration on Aging, within the Administration for Community Living at HHS.

The Elder Justice Coordinating Council is a unique opportunity to demonstrate federal leadership and commitment to addressing the issues of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that far too many of our seniors face every year. Find out more about the Council and the inaugural meeting.

Last Modified: 9/19/2013