THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES HELEN ROTH TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING
The President today announced his intent to appoint Helen Roth to the Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging.
Helen Roth of Utah is the Internal Vice President of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Chair of the Personal Assistance Service Committee. She had polio when she was 12 years old and has aged with this disability. In addition to her role in the national disability rights movement, Ms. Roth is the Executive Director of OPTIONS for Independence Center in Logan, Utah.
The Advisory Committee to the White House Conference on Aging provides advice for planning, conducting, and reviewing the conference as well as prioritizing the Conference resolutions to be given to Congress and the President. The Advisory Committee, comprised of experts in the field of aging, is required by the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1992, which authorizes the 1995 White House Conference on Aging.
The 1995 White House Conference on Aging will take place May 2-5 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. It will be the culmination of over 800 grass- roots events held across the country and will bring 2,100 delegates from all 50 states, the territories, and the District of Columbia together to help craft a national aging policy for the next decade.