Office of the County Commission
P R O C L A M A T I O N
For Douglas County, Kansas
Whereas, Douglas County is a community that includes citizens aged 60 and older; and
Whereas, the older adults in Douglas County are the roots from which our community grows, who bestow gifts of wisdom and insight upon younger generations, and strengthen the bonds between neighbors to create a better place to live; and
Whereas, our society can be enhanced by older adults aging peacefully in their communities; and
Whereas, the older adults in Douglas County should be commended for their role in creating and bolstering the fiber of our community and nation; and
Whereas, our community can provide that recognition and respect by enriching the quality of life for older Americans by:
- Increasing their opportunities to remain in their communities as active and engaged citizens;
- Providing services, technologies, and support systems that allow seniors to foster and maintain connections within the community; and
- Emphasizing the value of elders by publically recognizing their contributions to the diversity, strength, and unity of our community.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, do proclaim May 2011 as "Older Americans Month." We urge every citizen to take time this month to honor our older adults and the professionals, family members, and volunteers who care for them. Our recognition of older Americans and their involvement in our lives can help us achieve stronger and more meaningful connections with each other and enrich our community's quality of life.
ADOPTED this 18th day of May 2011.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS
Jim Flory, Chairman
Mike Gaughan, Vice Chair
Nancy Thellman, Member