National Family Caregivers Month, 2011, 68621-68622 [2011-28843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents 68621 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8748 of November 1, 2011 National Family Caregivers Month, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our country, millions of family members, neighbors, and friends provide care and support for their loved ones during times of need. With profound compassion and selflessness, these caregivers sustain American men, women, and children at their most vulnerable moments, and through their devoted acts, they exemplify the best of the American spirit. During National Family Caregivers Month, we pay tribute to the individuals throughout America who ensure the health and well-being of their relatives and loved ones. Many of our Nation’s family caregivers assist seniors and people with disabilities to help improve their quality of life. Their efforts help deliver shortterm comfort and security, facilitate social engagement, and help individuals stay in their homes and communities as long as possible. This heroic work is often done while caregivers balance other commitments to their families, jobs, and communities. As these remarkable individuals put their own lives on hold to tend to their family members, it is our responsibility to ensure they do not have to do it alone. To ease the emotional and financial burdens that can accompany caregiving, my Administration has striven to support family caregivers for the crucial role they perform. Vice President Joe Biden’s Middle Class Task Force has focused on the importance or investing in respite care, counseling, and training for individuals who serve aging Americans. These initiatives would give family caregivers a leg up as they continue to support their aging loved ones. One of our Nation’s greatest responsibilities is to ensure our veterans, their families, and their caregivers receive lasting and comprehensive support. Last year, I signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, which helps fulfill this obligation by extending additional assistance to family members who care for severely wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Our military caregivers exemplify the heroism found not only on the fields of battle, but also in the hearts of those who tend to our wounded warriors when they come home. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with FRD5 As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and people with disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire. 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 2011 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD5.SGM 04NOD5 68622 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–28843 Filed 11–3–11; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD5.SGM 04NOD5 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with FRD5 Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 214 (Friday, November 4, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68621-68622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28843]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8748 of November 1, 2011

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across our country, millions of family members, 
                neighbors, and friends provide care and support for 
                their loved ones during times of need. With profound 
                compassion and selflessness, these caregivers sustain 
                American men, women, and children at their most 
                vulnerable moments, and through their devoted acts, 
                they exemplify the best of the American spirit. During 
                National Family Caregivers Month, we pay tribute to the 
                individuals throughout America who ensure the health 
                and well-being of their relatives and loved ones.

                Many of our Nation's family caregivers assist seniors 
                and people with disabilities to help improve their 
                quality of life. Their efforts help deliver short-term 
                comfort and security, facilitate social engagement, and 
                help individuals stay in their homes and communities as 
                long as possible. This heroic work is often done while 
                caregivers balance other commitments to their families, 
                jobs, and communities. As these remarkable individuals 
                put their own lives on hold to tend to their family 
                members, it is our responsibility to ensure they do not 
                have to do it alone.

                To ease the emotional and financial burdens that can 
                accompany caregiving, my Administration has striven to 
                support family caregivers for the crucial role they 
                perform. Vice President Joe Biden's Middle Class Task 
                Force has focused on the importance or investing in 
                respite care, counseling, and training for individuals 
                who serve aging Americans. These initiatives would give 
                family caregivers a leg up as they continue to support 
                their aging loved ones.

                One of our Nation's greatest responsibilities is to 
                ensure our veterans, their families, and their 
                caregivers receive lasting and comprehensive support. 
                Last year, I signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus 
                Health Services Act, which helps fulfill this 
                obligation by extending additional assistance to family 
                members who care for severely wounded veterans from 
                Iraq and Afghanistan. Our military caregivers exemplify 
                the heroism found not only on the fields of battle, but 
                also in the hearts of those who tend to our wounded 
                warriors when they come home.

                As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we 
                honor the tireless compassion of Americans who heal, 
                comfort, and support our injured, our elders, and 
                people with disabilities. This month and throughout the 
                year, let the quiet perseverance of our family 
                caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to 
                which we can all aspire.

                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 2011 as 
                National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the 
                health and well-being of their family members, friends, 
                and neighbors.

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

[FR Doc. 2011-28843
Filed 11-3-11; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P