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EPA Aging Initiative Listserv Invites More Participation

Release Date: 12/17/2003
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Wanda Loving 202-564-7822 /

(12/17/03) In a continuing effort to reach out to older adults and those who work on their behalf, EPA recently launched a new listserv for its Aging Initiative. Launched in 2002, the Aging Initiative will study the effects of environmental health hazards on older persons and examine the effect that a rapidly aging population will have on the environment. The listserv will provide information on projects, funding opportunities and events taking place related to the Aging Initiative. To subscribe to the Aging Initiative listserv list, go to: and follow the instructions. Earlier this year, EPA held public listening sessions across the country to get input for the National Agenda for the Environment and the Aging. The sessions were attended by close to 1,000 individuals, including Federal, state and local policy-makers, researchers, academics, health care providers, aging and community service providers as well as many older adults. One of the goals of the Aging Initiative is the development of a National Agenda, a draft of which will be released in early 2004.