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File #: 220384    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/16/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 5/5/2022 Final action:
Title: Declaring May 2022, as Older Americans Month in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sponsors: Dan Fowler, Kevin McManus, Lee Barnes Jr., Teresa Loar, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Quinton Lucas, Andrea Bough, Eric Bunch, Heather Hall, Kevin O'Neill, Katheryn Shields
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Resolution 220384
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Declaring May 2022, as Older Americans Month in Kansas City, Missouri.



WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri includes a growing number of older Americans that contribute their strength, wisdom, and experience to our community; and


WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri benefits when people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are welcomed, included, and supported; and


WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri recognizes our need to create a community that provides the services and supports older Americans need to thrive and live independently for as long as possible; and


WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri can work to build an even better community for our older residents by:


                     Planning programs that encourage independence.

                     Ensuring activities are responsive to individual needs and preferences.

                     Increasing access to services that support aging in place;






That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May 2022, as Older Americans Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Tina Uridge, Executive Director, Clay County Senior Services, James D. Stowe, PhD, Director, Aging & Adult Services, Mid-America Regional Council and Debra L. Gwin, Executive Director, Platte County Senior Fund, with the Mayor and Council urging every resident to recognize the contributions of our older citizens, help to create an inclusive society, and join efforts to support older Americans’ choices about how they age in their communities.