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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / Presidential Documents 65869 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9206 of October 31, 2014 National Family Caregivers Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality. In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers provide invaluable strength and assistance to their family members, and as the number of older Americans rises, so will the number of caregivers. Many of these dedicated people work full time and raise children of their own while also caring for the needs of their loved ones. Caregivers support the independence of their family members and enable them to more fully participate in their communities, and as a Nation, we have an obligation to empower these selfless individuals. My Administration continues to work to improve many of the resources on which caregivers depend. The Affordable Care Act invested in programs that expand home and community-based services. To lift up a new generation of service members—our 9/11 Generation—we are fighting to ensure those who care for them have access to the support they need, including financial assistance, comprehensive caregiver training, mental health services and counseling, and respite care. Many caregivers rely on workplace flexibility and reasonable accommodations, and this year my Administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families to develop a comprehensive agenda that ensures hard-working Americans do not have to choose between being productive employees and responsible family members. And next year, we will host the White House Conference on Aging, which will focus on the needs of older Americans and those who care for them. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Not only this month, but every month, let us work alongside our Nation’s caregivers and make certain they are able to provide the best possible care for their loved ones for as long as necessary. Together, we recognize those who place service above self, including the women and men looking after our veterans. By offering them the same comfort, social engagement, and stability they bring to others, may we remind them that they are not alone. 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 2014 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 Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD3.SGM 06NOD3 65870 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–26494 Filed 11–5–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD3.SGM 06NOD3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 215 (Thursday, November 6, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 65869-65870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26494]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 215 / Thursday, November 6, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9206 of October 31, 2014

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help 
                care for family members in need, their quiet acts of 
                selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and 
                devotion. Across our country, parents and children, 
                siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically 
                give of themselves to support those in their lives 
                affected by illness, injury, or disability. During 
                National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people 
                who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we 
                recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for 
                their loved ones while protecting their dignity and 
                individuality.

                In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers 
                provide invaluable strength and assistance to their 
                family members, and as the number of older Americans 
                rises, so will the number of caregivers. Many of these 
                dedicated people work full time and raise children of 
                their own while also caring for the needs of their 
                loved ones. Caregivers support the independence of 
                their family members and enable them to more fully 
                participate in their communities, and as a Nation, we 
                have an obligation to empower these selfless 
                individuals.

                My Administration continues to work to improve many of 
                the resources on which caregivers depend. The 
                Affordable Care Act invested in programs that expand 
                home and community-based services. To lift up a new 
                generation of service members--our 9/11 Generation--we 
                are fighting to ensure those who care for them have 
                access to the support they need, including financial 
                assistance, comprehensive caregiver training, mental 
                health services and counseling, and respite care. Many 
                caregivers rely on workplace flexibility and reasonable 
                accommodations, and this year my Administration held 
                the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families 
                to develop a comprehensive agenda that ensures hard-
                working Americans do not have to choose between being 
                productive employees and responsible family members. 
                And next year, we will host the White House Conference 
                on Aging, which will focus on the needs of older 
                Americans and those who care for them.

                Not only this month, but every month, let us work 
                alongside our Nation's caregivers and make certain they 
                are able to provide the best possible care for their 
                loved ones for as long as necessary. Together, we 
                recognize those who place service above self, including 
                the women and men looking after our veterans. By 
                offering them the same comfort, social engagement, and 
                stability they bring to others, may we remind them that 
                they are not alone.

                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 2014 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 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-26494
Filed 11-5-14; 8:45 am]
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