National Family Caregivers Month, 2017, 51541-51542 [2017-24294]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Presidential Documents 51541 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9668 of October 31, 2017 National Family Caregivers Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, compassionate Americans devote time, energy, and resources to ensure that family members who are disabled, elderly, chronically ill, or injured can remain in the stability and comfort of familiar surroundings. During National Family Caregivers Month, we honor those whose extraordinary selflessness provides others with independence and comfort. The unselfish devotion of family caregivers affirms the importance of respecting the dignity of life in all stages and underscores the importance of the family unit. Family caregivers empower their spouses, parents, and siblings to maintain ties with family, friends, and community. They also enable their loved ones to live with a measure of independence, sense of security, and peace of mind. Many family caregivers provide innumerable services to people in need, including meal preparation, shopping, finance management, transportation, and companionship. In addition, they often manage both simple and complex healthcare issues, and coordinate medical appointments to ensure continuity of care. Caregivers must often be available around the clock, which can require them to forgo or postpone priorities for their own lives. Through sacrificial love, caregivers endure emotional, physical, and financial strain for the sake of another. My Administration proudly supports community efforts and programs across the country that equip caregivers to navigate emotionally complex situations. The Administration for Community Living, through the National Family Caregiver Support Program and Lifespan Respite Care Program, facilitates services for eligible caregivers, including counseling, training, support groups, and respite care. The Caregiver Support Program within the Department of Veterans Affairs helps address the specific needs of those who provide critical support to our Nation’s veterans, offering education, financial assistance, peer support mentoring, and respite care services to eligible family members. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS Each November we acknowledge the commitment of exceptional Americans who embody the compassion and spirit of our Nation. We support the life-affirming work of our Nation’s caregivers and thank them for the sacrificial devotion that improves the lives and honors the dignity of their loved ones. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to acknowledge, and express our gratitude to, all who provide compassionate care to enhance the lives of their loved ones in need. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD3.SGM 06NOD3 51542 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / 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 seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortysecond. [FR Doc. 2017–24294 Filed 11–3–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD3.SGM 06NOD3 Trump.EPS</GPH> Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51541-51542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24294]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9668 of October 31, 2017

                
National Family Caregivers Month, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, compassionate Americans devote time, energy, 
                and resources to ensure that family members who are 
                disabled, elderly, chronically ill, or injured can 
                remain in the stability and comfort of familiar 
                surroundings. During National Family Caregivers Month, 
                we honor those whose extraordinary selflessness 
                provides others with independence and comfort.

                The unselfish devotion of family caregivers affirms the 
                importance of respecting the dignity of life in all 
                stages and underscores the importance of the family 
                unit. Family caregivers empower their spouses, parents, 
                and siblings to maintain ties with family, friends, and 
                community. They also enable their loved ones to live 
                with a measure of independence, sense of security, and 
                peace of mind.

                Many family caregivers provide innumerable services to 
                people in need, including meal preparation, shopping, 
                finance management, transportation, and companionship. 
                In addition, they often manage both simple and complex 
                healthcare issues, and coordinate medical appointments 
                to ensure continuity of care. Caregivers must often be 
                available around the clock, which can require them to 
                forgo or postpone priorities for their own lives. 
                Through sacrificial love, caregivers endure emotional, 
                physical, and financial strain for the sake of another.

                My Administration proudly supports community efforts 
                and programs across the country that equip caregivers 
                to navigate emotionally complex situations. The 
                Administration for Community Living, through the 
                National Family Caregiver Support Program and Lifespan 
                Respite Care Program, facilitates services for eligible 
                caregivers, including counseling, training, support 
                groups, and respite care. The Caregiver Support Program 
                within the Department of Veterans Affairs helps address 
                the specific needs of those who provide critical 
                support to our Nation's veterans, offering education, 
                financial assistance, peer support mentoring, and 
                respite care services to eligible family members.

                Each November we acknowledge the commitment of 
                exceptional Americans who embody the compassion and 
                spirit of our Nation. We support the life-affirming 
                work of our Nation's caregivers and thank them for the 
                sacrificial devotion that improves the lives and honors 
                the dignity of their loved ones.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 as 
                National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to acknowledge, and express our gratitude to, 
                all who provide compassionate care to enhance the lives 
                of their loved ones in need.

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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 seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-24294
Filed 11-3-17; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P