2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
May 7, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Milroy, Berceau, Brostoff, Danou,
Doyle, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kolste, Mason,
Meyers, Murphy, Murtha, Novak, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Pope, Rohrkaste,
Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Wachs,
Zamarripa and Zepnick, cosponsored by Senators Bewley, Carpenter,
Erpenbach, Hansen, Lassa, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
AJR35,1,1 1Relating to: designating May as Older Americans Month in Wisconsin.
AJR35,1,42 Whereas, the State of Wisconsin has a thriving community of older Americans
3who deserve recognition for their contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life
4for future generations; and
AJR35,1,75 Whereas, the Wisconsin state legislature is committed to helping all
6individuals live longer, healthier lives in the communities of their choice for as long
7as possible; and
AJR35,1,118 Whereas, since 1965, the Older Americans Act has provided services that help
9older adults remain healthy and independent by complementing existing medical
10and health care systems, helping prevent hospital readmissions, and supporting
11some of life's most basic functions, such as bathing or preparing meals; and
AJR35,1,1412 Whereas, these programs also support family caregivers, address issues of
13exploitation, neglect, and abuse of older adults, and adapt services to the needs of
14Native American elders; and
1Whereas, the Wisconsin state legislature recognizes the value of community
2engagement and service in helping older adults remain healthy and active while
3giving back to others; and
AJR35,2,84 Whereas, the Wisconsin state legislature encourages opportunities to enrich
5the lives of individuals of all ages by promoting and engaging in activity, wellness,
6and social inclusion; emphasizing home-based and community-based services that
7support independent living; and ensuring that citizens of all ages benefit from the
8contributions and experience of older adults; now, therefore, be it
AJR35,2,10 9Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the month of May
10shall be designated as "Older Americans Month" in Wisconsin.
AJR35,2,1111 (End)