Thursday, June 14, 2007

WEAAD Proclamation

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    WHEREAS (Country's name) seniors are valued members of society and it is our
    collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and with dignity; and
    WHEREAS abuse of older people is a tragedy inflicted on vulnerable seniors,
    and ever-increasing problem in today’s society that crosses all socio-economic

    WHEREAS combating abuse of older people will help improve the quality of life
    for all seniors across this country and will allow seniors to continue to live as
    independently as possible and contribute to the life and vibrancy of (Country’s

    WHEREAS (Country’s) seniors are guaranteed that they will be treated with
    respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors,
    volunteers and important and active members of this community;

    WHEREAS we are all responsible for building safer communities for
    (Country’s) seniors; and
    WHEREAS the well-being of (Country’s Name) seniors is in the interest of all
    and further adds to the well-being of (Country’s Name) communities;

    I, Mayor of (City Name), do hereby proclaim World Elder Abuse Awareness
    Day on June 15, 2007 and encourage all (Country’s Name) to recognize and
    celebrate the accomplishments of (Country’s Name) seniors.
    Dated in the Mayor’s Office on this _____ day of ________, 2007.
    ______________________ Mayor
We are publishing it for the benefit of other cities and towns to be used as a model to adopt such resolutions. And we Will work hard for the day where Elders are zealously protected in our own southernmost city of Key West.

Cities like Solano, California who has adopted such resolutions, perhaps in coming years our town will see the necessity to stand up for our elders and give them the recognition and the protection they so deserve.

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