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Lynette Gravely-Campbell
E-mail: spryconf03@ncpssm.org


For immediate release:

July 16, 2003

SPRY 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 spryconf03@ncpssm.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
Harry Linowes.


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