Sen. Richardville sponsors resolution designating May as Older Americans Month
LANSING—Sen. Randy Richardville is sponsoring a resolution in the state Senate that will designate May 2008 as Older Americans Month to help recognize that this growing population of aging adults has important and evolving needs.
“As valuable members of our society, older Americans are rich with experience and they deserve our respect,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “We must all work together and prepare for changing adult populations by modernizing systems of care and providing residents with information that will help ensure the best quality of life.”
The Senate is urging state residents to take time this month to honor older adults and the professionals, family members and individuals who care for them.
“The older adults of today and tomorrow will be among the most active and engaged of our nation’s history,” Richardville said. “Our efforts can improve their lives and help pave the way for future generations.”
As the number of baby boomers reaching traditional retirement age continues to increase, their quality of life can be improved by supportive networks and residents.
Senate Resolution 185 calls for communities throughout the state to help raise awareness of behavioral changes that older Americans can make to reduce the risk of disease, disability and injury; tools for accessing health and long-term care programs; and options for remaining in their own homes as long as possible.
Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008
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