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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 436

PUBLIC LAW 99-301—MAY 14, 1986

Public Law 99-301 99th Congress Joint Resolution May 14, 1986 [S.J. Res. 281]

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To designate the week of May 11 through May 17, 1986, as "Senior Center Week".

Whereas senior centers act as a catalyst for mobilizing the creativity, energy, vitality, and commitment of older Americans to help themselves and others in their communities; Whereas, through their wide array of services, programs, and activities, senior centers empower older Americans to contribute to their own health and well-being and to the health and well-being of their fellow citizens of all ages; Whereas senior centers foster a philosophy of independence, selfreliance, and community spirit, thereby representing another expression of American ingenuity, determination, self-help, and neighborliness; Whereas the month of May has historically been proclaimed as Older Americans Month, as a time to recognize our rich treasury of older Americans; and Whereas the national theme for Senior Center Week shall be "Senior Centers are Wellness Centers": Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the second week of May, May 11 through May 17, 1986, be designated as "Senior Center Week" calling upon the people of the United States to recognize the special contributions of senior centers and their participants, and the special efforts of senior center staff and volunteers who work every day to enhance the well-being of older persons in communities throughout the country. Approved May 14, 1986.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 281: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): Apr. 11, considered and peissed Senate. May 7, considered and passed House.