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Bringing Healthcare Policy into the Information Age
Good afternoon, friends. Whether you're here as a health services provider, advocate or consumer, welcome. I'm pleased to join you as a member of AARP's Board of Directors and a member of the medical community. In 2001, former AARP president Tess Canja attended a similar conference here, and we appreciate these opportunities to share.
For those who don't know, AARP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for midlife and older Americans and their families. We believe people over 50 should have independence, choice and control of their lives in ways that are beneficial to them and to society.
We also believe everyone deserves to age with dignity and respect. So AARP uses advocacy, education, research and a variety of services to achieve our goals. In my practice, I also strive to improve the quality of life for my patients. At home in Frederiksted, St. Croix, about 50 percent of my clients are older men and women.