National Family Caregivers Month, 2015, 68415-68416 [2015-28306]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents 68415 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9361 of October 30, 2015 National Family Caregivers Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety, and dignity. During National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their own well-being and that of those they love. One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens and people living with disabilities, and my Administration is dedicated to lifting up their lives and ensuring those who care for them get the support and recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, older Americans and caregivers, as well as their advocates, came together at the White House Conference on Aging, which provided an opportunity to discuss ways to identify and advance actions to improve quality of life for our Nation’s elderly. Through the Affordable Care Act, we are providing more options to help older Americans remain in their homes as they age, and the law is giving caregivers the peace of mind of having access to quality, affordable health insurance. Additionally, I will keep pushing to make paid family leave available for every American, regardless of where they work—because no one should have to sacrifice a paycheck to care for a loved one. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS When our men and women in uniform come home with wounds of war— seen or unseen—it is our solemn responsibility to ensure they get the benefits and attentive care they have earned and deserve. Caregivers in every corner of our country uphold this sacred promise with incredible devotion to their loved ones, and my Administration is committed to supporting them. We have extended military caregiver leave to family members of eligible veterans dealing with serious illness or injury for up to 5 years after their service has ended, and we remain dedicated to providing greater flexibility for our military families and for the members of our Armed Forces as they return home and handle the transition to civilian life. For centuries, we have been driven by the belief that we all have certain obligations to one another. Every day, caregivers across our country answer this call and lift up the lives of loved ones who need additional support. During National Family Caregivers Month, let us honor their contributions and pledge to continue working toward a future where all caregivers know the same support and understanding they show for those they look after. 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 2015 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 18:39 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD1.SGM 04NOD1 68416 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–28306 Filed 11–3–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:39 Nov 03, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD1.SGM 04NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 213 (Wednesday, November 4, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28306]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 213 / Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9361 of October 30, 2015

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans 
                provide care and support to family members and friends 
                in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, 
                relatives, and neighbors who uphold their unwavering 
                commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones 
                shine bright with health, safety, and dignity. During 
                National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate 
                ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have 
                the support they need to maintain their own well-being 
                and that of those they love.

                One of the best measures of a country is how it treats 
                its older citizens and people living with disabilities, 
                and my Administration is dedicated to lifting up their 
                lives and ensuring those who care for them get the 
                support and recognition they deserve. Earlier this 
                year, older Americans and caregivers, as well as their 
                advocates, came together at the White House Conference 
                on Aging, which provided an opportunity to discuss ways 
                to identify and advance actions to improve quality of 
                life for our Nation's elderly. Through the Affordable 
                Care Act, we are providing more options to help older 
                Americans remain in their homes as they age, and the 
                law is giving caregivers the peace of mind of having 
                access to quality, affordable health insurance. 
                Additionally, I will keep pushing to make paid family 
                leave available for every American, regardless of where 
                they work--because no one should have to sacrifice a 
                paycheck to care for a loved one.

                When our men and women in uniform come home with wounds 
                of war--seen or unseen--it is our solemn responsibility 
                to ensure they get the benefits and attentive care they 
                have earned and deserve. Caregivers in every corner of 
                our country uphold this sacred promise with incredible 
                devotion to their loved ones, and my Administration is 
                committed to supporting them. We have extended military 
                caregiver leave to family members of eligible veterans 
                dealing with serious illness or injury for up to 5 
                years after their service has ended, and we remain 
                dedicated to providing greater flexibility for our 
                military families and for the members of our Armed 
                Forces as they return home and handle the transition to 
                civilian life.

                For centuries, we have been driven by the belief that 
                we all have certain obligations to one another. Every 
                day, caregivers across our country answer this call and 
                lift up the lives of loved ones who need additional 
                support. During National Family Caregivers Month, let 
                us honor their contributions and pledge to continue 
                working toward a future where all caregivers know the 
                same support and understanding they show for those they 
                look after.

                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 2015 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 
                thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-28306
Filed 11-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P