Judge recognizes older Americans in proclamation

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SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County Judge Executive Dr. Charles Hardin signed the following proclamation on April 23, recognizing May 2014 as "Older Americans Month."

Whereas, Magoffin County is a community that includes 1,650 citizens aged 60 and older; and

Whereas, the older adults in Magoffin 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 Magoffin 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

Emphasizing the value of elders by publically recognizing their contributions to the diversity, strength, and unity of our community

Now therefore, I Judge of Magoffin County, Kentucky, do hereby proclaim May 2014 to be Older Americans Month. I 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.