U.S. Congressman Ted Poe announced today that Spring resident, Betty Lee Streckfuss will serve as a representative for the State of Texas at the White House Council on Aging (WHCoA) to be held in Washington, D.C. from December 11-14, 2005.

Bettys enthusiasm, energy, and compassion among the senior community made her the obvious choice to serve as a delegate this December, Poe said. She will be a superb representative of Southeast Texas and an outstanding advocate for older Americans.

Streckfuss is a registered nurse and the founder and associate partner of Streckfuss and Associates a Texas based medical consulting endeavor specializing in clinical policies, procedures, and regulatory issues. Secretary of the Houston/Harris County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council, Betty is also a County member of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature and a member of the Department of Aging Disabled Services (DADS) Stakeholder Committee. In addition to being well-published, her unique experiences have been enhanced by her speaking engagements throughout the United States, Japan, and the International Congress of Chemotherapy in Vienna.

Twelve hundred delegates from throughout the country including 42 Texans will participate in this years WHCoA. At the fifth such conference in our nations history, delegates will vote on resolutions and develop implementation strategies that will help the President and Congress shape aging policies for the next ten years and beyond.

The theme for the 2005 WHCoA is The Booming Dynamics of Aging: From Awareness to Action, which reflects the changing face of aging in America. The 2005 WHCoA is mandated by the Older Americans Act to focus on the interests and needs of current seniors as well as the 78 million baby boomers who will begin to turn 60 in 2006.