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PRINTER'S NO. 3276
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
864
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY HENNESSEY, SAMUELSON, DONATUCCI, WATSON, BURNS,
BAKER, MURT, REGAN, LONGIETTI, READSHAW, CAUSER, DiGIROLAMO,
FREEMAN, SCHLEGEL CULVER, KIRKLAND, ROZZI, DRISCOLL, VEREB,
HICKERNELL, MACKENZIE, GREINER, WARD, MILLARD, SCHLOSSBERG,
ENGLISH, WHEELAND, JAMES, KINSEY, R. BROWN, ROSS, COHEN,
SONNEY, DUSH, CALTAGIRONE, O'NEILL, BIZZARRO, STAATS,
MENTZER, KAUFFMAN, MCCLINTON, BULLOCK, NEILSON, D. COSTA,
PICKETT, HARHART, ROEBUCK, MILNE AND McNEILL, MAY 3, 2016
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
MAY 3, 2016
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the month of May 2016 as "Older Pennsylvanians
Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, May is traditionally recognized as "Older Americans
Month" in the United States, a month set aside to honor older
adults who are among the most treasured resources, who are
united by historical experiences and strengthened by diversity
and who interpret events through varied perspectives and
backgrounds to bring wisdom and insight to our communities; and
WHEREAS, The Department of Health and Human Services'
Administration on Aging has announced that the theme of "Older
Americans Month" 2016 is "Blaze A Trail"; and
WHEREAS, Older adults in this Commonwealth are continuing to
reinvent themselves through new work and new passions, engaging
their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the
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lives of people of all ages; and
WHEREAS, Our community can provide opportunities to enrich
the lives of individuals of all ages by promoting and engaging
in: activity, wellness and social involvement; emphasizing home-
based and community-based services that support independent
living; and ensuring community members can benefit from the
contributions and experiences of older adults; and
WHEREAS, By taking control of their health and safety, older
Americans can live longer, healthier lives and continue to
contribute to our communities; and
WHEREAS, Increasing numbers of adults are reaching retirement
age and it is especially important to note that those who were
born in the first year of the baby-boom generation reached 65
years of age in 2011; and
WHEREAS, Older adults are productive, active and influential
members of society and share essential talents, wisdom, and life
experiences with their families, friends and neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Older adults deserve recognition for the
contributions they have made and will make to the culture,
economy and character of the United States and this
Commonwealth; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
month of May 2016 as "Older Pennsylvanians Month" in
Pennsylvania; and be it further
RESOLVED, That every resident be urged to take time this
month to honor Pennsylvania's older adults and the
professionals, family members and volunteers who care for them.
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