National Family Caregivers Month, 2016, 76839-76840 [2016-26804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Presidential Documents 76839 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9536 of October 31, 2016 National Family Caregivers Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another, and every day, millions of Americans from every walk of life balance their own needs with those of their loved ones as caregivers. During National Family Caregivers Month, we reaffirm our support for those who give of themselves to be there for their family, friends, and neighbors in challenging times, and we pledge to carry forward the progress we have made in our health care system and workplaces to give caregivers the resources and flexibility they need. Each of us may find ourselves in need of or providing care at some point in our lives. That is why it is imperative that we maintain and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time Medicare was created, only a little more than half of all seniors had some form of health insurance. Today, the ACA has given older Americans better care and more access to discounted prescriptions and certain preventive services at no cost. The ACA has also expanded options for home- and community-based services, so that, with the help of devoted, loving caregivers, more Americans are now able to live independently and with dignity. And because looking after an aging family member or a friend with a disability can be challenging, States and local agencies connect individuals with caregiver support groups and respite care. The women and men who put their loved ones before themselves show incredible generosity every day, and we must continue to support them in every task they selflessly carry out. Many devoted caregivers across our country also attend to members of our Armed Forces when they return home, and my Administration is committed to improving the care and support our veterans and their families receive. For over 5 years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative has worked to ensure those who look after our service members who come home with the wounds of war—whether they are visible or not—have the community and Government support they need to help their siblings and spouses, parents and children, neighbors and friends through one of the greatest battles they may face: the fight to recover and heal. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D3 This month, and every month, let us lift up all those who work to tirelessly advance the health and wellness of those they love. Let us encourage those who choose to be caregivers and look toward a future where our politics and our policies reflect the selflessness and open-hearted empathy they show their loved ones every day. 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 2016 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 19:21 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD3.SGM 03NOD3 76840 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / 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 sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–26804 Filed 11–2–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03NOD3.SGM 03NOD3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F7–P

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9536 of October 31, 2016

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we 
                all do better when we look out for one another, and 
                every day, millions of Americans from every walk of 
                life balance their own needs with those of their loved 
                ones as caregivers. During National Family Caregivers 
                Month, we reaffirm our support for those who give of 
                themselves to be there for their family, friends, and 
                neighbors in challenging times, and we pledge to carry 
                forward the progress we have made in our health care 
                system and workplaces to give caregivers the resources 
                and flexibility they need.

                Each of us may find ourselves in need of or providing 
                care at some point in our lives. That is why it is 
                imperative that we maintain and expand the Affordable 
                Care Act (ACA). At the time Medicare was created, only 
                a little more than half of all seniors had some form of 
                health insurance. Today, the ACA has given older 
                Americans better care and more access to discounted 
                prescriptions and certain preventive services at no 
                cost. The ACA has also expanded options for home- and 
                community-based services, so that, with the help of 
                devoted, loving caregivers, more Americans are now able 
                to live independently and with dignity. And because 
                looking after an aging family member or a friend with a 
                disability can be challenging, States and local 
                agencies connect individuals with caregiver support 
                groups and respite care. The women and men who put 
                their loved ones before themselves show incredible 
                generosity every day, and we must continue to support 
                them in every task they selflessly carry out.

                Many devoted caregivers across our country also attend 
                to members of our Armed Forces when they return home, 
                and my Administration is committed to improving the 
                care and support our veterans and their families 
                receive. For over 5 years, First Lady Michelle Obama 
                and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative has 
                worked to ensure those who look after our service 
                members who come home with the wounds of war--whether 
                they are visible or not--have the community and 
                Government support they need to help their siblings and 
                spouses, parents and children, neighbors and friends 
                through one of the greatest battles they may face: the 
                fight to recover and heal.

                This month, and every month, let us lift up all those 
                who work to tirelessly advance the health and wellness 
                of those they love. Let us encourage those who choose 
                to be caregivers and look toward a future where our 
                politics and our policies reflect the selflessness and 
                open-hearted empathy they show their loved ones every 
                day.

                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 2016 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 sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-26804
Filed 11-2-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P