For immediate release:
July 16, 2003
Foundation, 30 National Organizations to Host
Latest Computer-Based, Internet Caregiving Options for
Older Americans; Leading Experts to Showcase Advances
at October 2-3 Conference
Washington, DC, July 16, 2003 – The
SPRY Foundation, (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years),
a leader in helping older Americans remain independent and
age successfully, and 30 federal government agencies and private,
non-profit organizations and corporations (see www.spry.org
for listing), are jointly hosting “Computer-Based Technology
and Caregiving for Older Adults” this coming October
2-3, at the National Institutes of Health/Natcher Conference
Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Russell E. Morgan, Jr., SPRY president, said, “This
conference is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to
achieve the next, great American Dream: how to live healthier,
more fulfilling, independent lives in our own homes
as we age with the help of computer-based technology.”
The conference is open to the public and will feature 40 national
experts in computer-based technology, caregiving services,
health care research, ethics, public policy and related disciplines.
August 27 is the early bird registration deadline.
For detailed information regarding the one and
one-half day program, including confirmed speakers and registration,
link to www.spry.org. Additional
information is available via the SPRY conference hotline,
202/216-8353, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that because the conference is being conducted
at a government facility,
there will be no on-site registration.
“This conference will provide a first-hand opportunity
to learn the newest developments in the field, including the
unveiling by the Department of Veterans Affairs of a home-based
initiative which will use computer-based technology to help
veterans and their families, and a demonstration of the National
Library of Medicine’s new “Talking Web”
for older adults and caregivers health information,”
said SPRY Foundation board chairman