Text: H.J.Res.197 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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B37 3-14-89 [OC's]
HJ 197 IH
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H. J. RES. 197
Designating May 1-7, 1989, as `National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week'.
March 14, 1989
Mr. PEPPER introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to
the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
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
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.