April 30, 2014

Mayor Emanuel Proclaims May To Be Older Americans Month In Chicago

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WHEREAS, the City of Chicago possesses a distinguished history, recollected and shared best by some of our most venerable residents; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is home to more than 400,000 residents aged 60 and better and remains committed to helping all individuals maintain their health and independence in later life; and

WHEREAS, older adults maintain an integral role in all of society by sharing knowledge, wisdom, and the understanding of the history of our community in a variety of vital exchanges with children, youth, and adults from other generations; and

WHEREAS, the many fruits of knowledge and experiences gained through personal trials and testimonies  as  well  as  lessons  learned  can  be  effectively  transferred  from  generation  to generation through meaningful social interactions; and

WHEREAS,  senior  citizens'   daily  dealings  with  family,  friends,  and  neighbors  across generations enrich the lives of everyone involved; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago recognizes that our community can provide opportunities to enrich residents - young and old - by emphasizing the value of including elders in public and family life, helping older adults take control of their safety and wellbeing, and creating opportunities  for  older  Americans  to  interact  with  people  of  different  generations  while providing services, technologies, and support systems that allow older adults to participate in social activities in the community:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RAHM EMANUEL, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim May 2014 to be OLDER AMERICANS MONTH IN CHICAGO, and urge all Chicagoans to take the time this month to engage with our older citizens through quality time spent on enjoyable social interactions such as conversation, sports, games, contests, and other hobbies.

Official Mayor Emanuel Proclamation of Older Americans Month

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