Proclamation

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the citizens of Alabama now residing in nursing homes have contributed immeasurably to the heritage, success and growth of our state; and

WHEREAS, our nursing home residents of any age or ability are themselves living history and a precious resource that should be treasured by all Alabamians; and

WHEREAS, the staff and volunteers in nursing homes help residents live life to their fullest potential by providing a holistic approach to long-term care; and

WHEREAS, the member nursing homes of the Alabama Nursing Home Association are holding events in observance of National Nursing Home Week guided by this year’s national theme of “Spirit of America”; and

WHEREAS, National Nursing Home Week begins on Mother’s Day, May 14 and continues through Saturday, May 20, 2017; and

WHEREAS, this will be the 50th anniversary of National Nursing Home Week:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of May 14th through May 20th, 2017, as                                                 

National Nursing Home Week

in the State of Alabama and urge all Alabamians to join in the observance of National Nursing Home Week by visiting with the residents, staff and volunteers at a nursing home to learn about long-term care and how nursing homes fulfill their promise of caring for the whole person.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 21st day of April 2017.

Kay Ivey

Governor