|Posted:||April 11, 2017 02:42 PM|
|From:||Senator Christine M. Tartaglione|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Resolution- Older Americans Month|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution recognizing the month of May 2017 as Older Americans Month.
Our nation has made great strides to support older Americans as they transition into their new phase of life, and since 1963, we have honored their legacies and ongoing contributions. In Pennsylvania, during this monthly designation, we recognize the contributions made by older persons, and we pay tribute to their accomplishments within our communities. This year, we celebrate the theme, “Age Out Loud” that encourages what our older Americans have to say by giving them a new way for their voices to be heard.
More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and becoming more engaged in their communities. Our older Americans are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on their independence, and advocating for themselves and others. It is imperative that we strength our older Americans voices so that they can raise awareness for vital aging issues.
On behalf of older citizens in this Commonwealth, I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as SR111