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Hazel tapped for role on state's AARP executive council

May 31, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Debra Lindstrom Hazel, associate professor of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University, has been appointed to the eight-member Michigan Executive Council of the American Association of Retired Persons-Michigan.

Hazel was appointed by AARP State President George Rowan. The executive council provides strategic leadership to the 1.5 million-member organization.

Hazel has been appointed executive volunteer for livable communities. In that capacity, she will focus on such issues as affordable and safe senior housing, mobility and independent living.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people aged 50 and older have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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