National Family Caregivers Month, 2009, 57233-57234 [E9-26764]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / Presidential Documents 57233 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8448 of October 30, 2009 National Family Caregivers Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The true strength of the American family finds its roots in an unwavering commitment to care for one another. In difficult times, Americans come together to ensure our loved ones are comfortable and safe. Whether caring for a parent, relative, or child, our Nation’s caregivers selflessly devote their time and energy to the well-being of those they look after. During National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the individuals providing essential services to family members who could not otherwise look after themselves. Caregiver support is at the heart of my Administration’s commitment to assisting our Nation’s families. Currently, a variety of programs and services offer help and encouragement to family caregivers. The National Family Caregiver Support Program and the Lifespan Respite Care Act include important resources for caregivers of children and adults, with opportunities to receive much-needed assistance and take part in support programs with other families. These programs allow individuals to remain with their families for as long as possible while helping to ensure the wellness of participating care providers. My Administration’s dedication to caregivers is also embodied in our efforts to develop policies to support workers trying to manage their responsibilities on the job and at home. Families are best able to care for their loved ones when they can take time away from work without fear of losing their job or their income. We all have roles to play, including employers, by providing paid leave, flexible work arrangements, and other programs when feasible, to help ensure that caregivers are able to successfully meet their work and household responsibilities. Every day, family caregivers assist loved ones with tasks ranging from personal care and homemaking, to transportation and financial assistance. As the foundation of America’s long-term care system, these individuals give millions of Americans the peace of mind and security that only family can provide. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES6 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute and support those who are caring for their family members, friends, and neighbors in need of assistance. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:07 Nov 03, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD4.SGM 04NOD4 57234 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–26764 Filed 11–3–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:07 Nov 03, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD4.SGM 04NOD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES6 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 4, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26764]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8448 of October 30, 2009

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The true strength of the American family finds its 
                roots in an unwavering commitment to care for one 
                another. In difficult times, Americans come together to 
                ensure our loved ones are comfortable and safe. Whether 
                caring for a parent, relative, or child, our Nation's 
                caregivers selflessly devote their time and energy to 
                the well-being of those they look after. During 
                National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the 
                individuals providing essential services to family 
                members who could not otherwise look after themselves.

                Caregiver support is at the heart of my 
                Administration's commitment to assisting our Nation's 
                families. Currently, a variety of programs and services 
                offer help and encouragement to family caregivers. The 
                National Family Caregiver Support Program and the 
                Lifespan Respite Care Act include important resources 
                for caregivers of children and adults, with 
                opportunities to receive much-needed assistance and 
                take part in support programs with other families. 
                These programs allow individuals to remain with their 
                families for as long as possible while helping to 
                ensure the wellness of participating care providers.

                My Administration's dedication to caregivers is also 
                embodied in our efforts to develop policies to support 
                workers trying to manage their responsibilities on the 
                job and at home. Families are best able to care for 
                their loved ones when they can take time away from work 
                without fear of losing their job or their income. We 
                all have roles to play, including employers, by 
                providing paid leave, flexible work arrangements, and 
                other programs when feasible, to help ensure that 
                caregivers are able to successfully meet their work and 
                household responsibilities.

                Every day, family caregivers assist loved ones with 
                tasks ranging from personal care and homemaking, to 
                transportation and financial assistance. As the 
                foundation of America's long-term care system, these 
                individuals give millions of Americans the peace of 
                mind and security that only family can provide.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as 
                National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to pay tribute and support those who are 
                caring for their family members, friends, and neighbors 
                in need of assistance.

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

[FR Doc. E9-26764
Filed 11-3-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P