National Family Caregivers Month, 2005, 67637-67638 [05-22297]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents 67637 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7957 of November 2, 2005 National Family Caregivers Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each November, as Americans reflect on our many blessings, we observe National Family Caregivers Month and give thanks for the selfless service of family caregivers on behalf of their loved ones in need. The tireless devotion of these Americans brings comfort and peace of mind to our Nation’s elderly and to those who are chronically ill or disabled. Family caregivers play an important role in communities across the United States. They provide most of the homecare services in our country and work hard to meet the emotional and physical needs of the family members and friends for whom they care. Through the National Family Caregiver Support Program, my Administration continues to encourage States and local agencies on aging to partner with faith-based, community, and tribal organizations. These partnerships can offer family caregivers the important information, counseling, training, respite care, and support services they need. This November, enrollment begins under the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, which offers more affordable access to prescription drugs, better health care choices, and extra help to low-income seniors and beneficiaries with disabilities. This new coverage will help family caregivers, who often inform or make medical decisions for those they care for, by ensuring that their loved ones receive the best health care available. Every day, family caregivers sacrifice their own needs to offer their loved ones the opportunity to live with dignity and independence in familiar surroundings. Their love, selflessness, and devotion inspire us all and demonstrate the compassionate spirit of America. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2005 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to honor and support those who serve as caregivers to their family members, friends, and neighbors in need. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07NOD1.SGM 07NOD1 67638 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–22297 Filed 11–4–05; 9:20 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 04, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07NOD1.SGM 07NOD1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 214 (Monday, November 7, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22297]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7957 of November 2, 2005

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each November, as Americans reflect on our many 
                blessings, we observe National Family Caregivers Month 
                and give thanks for the selfless service of family 
                caregivers on behalf of their loved ones in need. The 
                tireless devotion of these Americans brings comfort and 
                peace of mind to our Nation's elderly and to those who 
                are chronically ill or disabled.

                Family caregivers play an important role in communities 
                across the United States. They provide most of the 
                homecare services in our country and work hard to meet 
                the emotional and physical needs of the family members 
                and friends for whom they care. Through the National 
                Family Caregiver Support Program, my Administration 
                continues to encourage States and local agencies on 
                aging to partner with faith-based, community, and 
                tribal organizations. These partnerships can offer 
                family caregivers the important information, 
                counseling, training, respite care, and support 
                services they need.

                This November, enrollment begins under the new Medicare 
                prescription drug benefit, which offers more affordable 
                access to prescription drugs, better health care 
                choices, and extra help to low-income seniors and 
                beneficiaries with disabilities. This new coverage will 
                help family caregivers, who often inform or make 
                medical decisions for those they care for, by ensuring 
                that their loved ones receive the best health care 
                available.

                Every day, family caregivers sacrifice their own needs 
                to offer their loved ones the opportunity to live with 
                dignity and independence in familiar surroundings. 
                Their love, selflessness, and devotion inspire us all 
                and demonstrate the compassionate spirit of America.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 2005 as National 
                Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to 
                honor and support those who serve as caregivers to 
                their family members, friends, and neighbors in need.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-22297
Filed 11-4-05; 9:20 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P