J4907

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 22, 2018, as Older New Yorkers Day in the State of New York

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J4907



Senate Resolution No. 4907

BY: Senator SERINO

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 22, 2018, as Older New Yorkers Day in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to commend the
older New Yorkers of this Empire State who, as they reach the fullness
of years, continue to be active and vital participants in the life of
their community; and

WHEREAS, Older New Yorkers bring their special wisdom, experience
and enthusiasm to countless endeavors, helping to shape and strengthen
the character of our communities and the quality of our lives; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 22, 2018, as Older New Yorkers
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of May
being declared as National Older Americans Month; and

WHEREAS, The more than three million residents of New York State 60
years of age and older bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the
increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and

WHEREAS, These older New Yorkers have contributed to the State by
building and helping preserve the customs, traditions and ideals of the
many ethnic groups that make up the mosaic of New York State; and

WHEREAS, The wisdom and experience of older New Yorkers constantly
enrich the lives of the young people of our State through a strong
tradition of volunteerism; and

WHEREAS, Since 1962, the month of May has been declared, by
Presidential Proclamation, Older Americans Month in order for
communities around the nation to set time aside to celebrate and reflect
on the unique role older Americans play in the fabric of our society;
and

WHEREAS, The legislative and executive branches of New York State
government have as a primary goal the improvement of the quality of life
of older New Yorkers and the assurance of their continued dignity; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize and
celebrate the legacy of New York's older New Yorkers who have
experienced tumultuous changes in the 20th Century, including the dawn
of the nuclear age, the rise of the computer, and the proliferation of
the automobile, television, technology and so many other innovations of
the American spirit, and who now represent a vast and willing source of
knowledge available to our great State of New York; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 22, 2018, as Older
New Yorkers Day in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause further to urge the
residents of this great Empire State to honor all of our older New
Yorkers who are the cornerstone of the strength of our Nation and to
whom a debt of gratitude is owed; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

actions

  • 26 / Apr / 2018
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 01 / May / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 01 / May / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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