National Family Caregivers Month, 2007, 62399-62400 [07-5510]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Presidential Documents 62399 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8197 of October 31, 2007 National Family Caregivers Month, 2007 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year during National Family Caregivers Month, we celebrate all those who dedicate themselves to caring for others and recognize their efforts to comfort and improve the lives of their loved ones in need. One of our Nation’s defining values is compassion, and we must do our best to see that every citizen is treated with dignity and respect. Family caregivers demonstrate this compassion, often at great sacrifice, to assist with everyday activities for family members who are elderly, chronically ill, or disabled. This dedication contributes to a culture of caring and responsibility across our country. My Administration remains committed to supporting family caregivers by enhancing their access to services, agencies, and other providers. Late last year, I signed ‘‘The Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006,’’ which establishes a program to assist family caregivers in accessing affordable and high-quality respite care. The National Family Caregiver Support Program encourages cooperation among agencies and other organizations that support and work with the family caregivers. This program offers information, training, and counseling to help family caregivers assist their loved ones. National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize family caregivers for their good hearts and tireless support. Their love and devotion exemplify the true spirit of America. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES6 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 2007 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to honor the selfless service of caregivers who support their loved ones in need. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD2.SGM 02NOD2 62400 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second. [FR Doc. 07–5510 Filed 11–1–07; 9:38 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:43 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02NOD2.SGM 02NOD2 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES6 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 212 (Friday, November 2, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8197 of October 31, 2007

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year during National Family Caregivers Month, we 
                celebrate all those who dedicate themselves to caring 
                for others and recognize their efforts to comfort and 
                improve the lives of their loved ones in need.

                One of our Nation's defining values is compassion, and 
                we must do our best to see that every citizen is 
                treated with dignity and respect. Family caregivers 
                demonstrate this compassion, often at great sacrifice, 
                to assist with everyday activities for family members 
                who are elderly, chronically ill, or disabled. This 
                dedication contributes to a culture of caring and 
                responsibility across our country.

                My Administration remains committed to supporting 
                family caregivers by enhancing their access to 
                services, agencies, and other providers. Late last 
                year, I signed ``The Lifespan Respite Care Act of 
                2006,'' which establishes a program to assist family 
                caregivers in accessing affordable and high-quality 
                respite care. The National Family Caregiver Support 
                Program encourages cooperation among agencies and other 
                organizations that support and work with the family 
                caregivers. This program offers information, training, 
                and counseling to help family caregivers assist their 
                loved ones.

                National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize 
                family caregivers for their good hearts and tireless 
                support. Their love and devotion exemplify the true 
                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 2007 as National 
                Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to 
                honor the selfless service of caregivers who support 
                their loved ones in need.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                second. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 07-5510
Filed 11-1-07; 9:38 am]
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