Carol Zernial on the EPA and senior citizens
Statement Of Carol Zernial Environmental Protection Agency Aging Initiative Public Listening Session San Antonio, Texas April 8, 2003 Carol Zernial Director, Alamo Council of Governments Bexar County Area Agency on Aging Good afternoon, Mr. Edlund and distinguished panel members. I would like to thank the Environmental Protection Agency and the Administration on Aging for bringing the need to plan for the future of our seniors and the future of our environment as our aging population doubles by the year 2030 to the forefront of your agendas. We have spent the past year working with Texas A&M and Cornell University on a planning grant to address these issues. Certainly, planning is the key and it must take several forms. First, we must address those issues that we know pose a threat to persons as they grow older, for example, aluminum in the drinking water. According to one...