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AGES HEALTH SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES A NEW DIRECTOR OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES

 ROCKLAND, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AGES HEALTH SERVICES INC. (Nasdaq-NNM: AHSI) announced today that Michael F. Dorsey, Ph.D, joined AGES HEALTH SERVICES INC. as of May 1, 1994 as Director of Outpatient Services. Dr. Dorsey has a national reputation in the field of treating the developmentally disabled. He has previously successfully developed new outpatient sites and services and obtained state contracts to provide mental health services for other Massachusetts Mental Health Clinics. In his new role, Dr. Dorsey will be responsible for expanding the continuum of services offered by AGES. New directions already instituted by Dr. Dorsey include:
 -- Expansion of services offered by AGES' facility in Brookline, Mass., the Center for Neuro-Diagnostics, to include: neurological, psychological and psychiatric services to the developmentally disabled in central and southeastern Massachusetts and forensic/neurological services to attorneys. The Center has also been awarded a contract to conduct disability evaluations for the Emergency Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Commission and Massachusetts claimants with Health Pro of Massachusetts.
 -- In conjunction with Liberty Health Care of Pennsylvania and the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, two proposals have been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation to become the exclusive provider of all medical and psychiatric services at Fernald and Wrentham State Schools, serving approximately 1,000 adult and elderly developmentally disabled clients.
 -- Developing multiple comprehensive outpatient mental health centers within the greater South Shore and Boston area. Services provided will include: individual psychotherapy, group therapies psychological testing, clinical diagnostic and referral services. Clinic focus will be, whenever clinically appropriate, offering services to client's natural environment, including home and school based services.
 AGES HEALTH SERVICES INC. is a publicly held Company with its Common Stock and Warrants traded on Nasdaq under the symbols AHSI and AHSIW, respectively, and the Boston Stock Exchange under the symbols AHS and AHSW, respectively.
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 /CONTACT: Anders F. Laren, Chief Executive Officer of AGES HEALTH SERVICES, 617-871-6550; or Steven Kessler of Howard Bronson & Company, 212-867-6160/
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