H.J.Res.197 - Designating May 1-7, 1989, as "National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week".101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-18] (Introduced 03/14/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/21/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Census and Population. (All Actions)|
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B37 3-14-89 [OC's] HJ 197 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 197 Designating May 1-7, 1989, as `National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week'. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 14, 1989 Mr. PEPPER introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service JOINT RESOLUTION Designating May 1-7, 1989, as `National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week'. Whereas, each year, an estimated 550,000 to 2,500,000 older Americans are the victims of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and denial of fundamental civil rights; Whereas these older Americans represent every race, religion, and socioeconomic class; Whereas the suffering of these older Americans poses a threat to the Nation's families and to society as a whole; Whereas, in most instances, neglect and abuse of older Americans stems from the lack of available information on intervention and prevention; Whereas the health and well-being of older Americans is, and must be, one of the Nation's highest priorities; Whereas greater public awareness is vital to the realization of much needed and long overdue Federal, State and local programs designed to prevent elder abuse and to assist the victims of elder abuse; Whereas May has traditionally been designated as `Older Americans Month'; and Whereas May 1-7, 1989, is an opportunity to focus the attention of the Nation upon the problem of abuse of older Americans: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That May 1-7, 1989, is designated as `National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week', and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon all government agencies and the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.