house resolution no.112

Reps. Haadsma, Cherry, Crawford, Garza, Hope, Jones, Kuppa, Liberati, Manoogian, Sabo, Shannon, Sneller, Sowerby, Warren, Wittenberg and Witwer offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare May 23, 2019, as Centenarian Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, The state of Michigan includes a growing number of older Americans who enrich our community through their diverse life experiences and are recognized and celebrated each May during Older Americans Month; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan is committed to strengthening our community by connecting with and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers by acknowledging the many valuable contributions to society that our older adults have made to the betterment of our community; and

Whereas, The United States has the greatest number of centenarians in the world. In 2011, Michigan was home to more than 1,700 centenarians; and

Whereas, Longevity of life is a blessing for an individual and for a community which benefits from the knowledge, creativity, and experiences each individual brings to all; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan recognizes with respect and admiration the contributions of all of its citizens, but especially those who are embarking on a century of living; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 23, 2019, as Centenarian Day in the state of Michigan. We urge every resident to join in the celebration of our community friends and neighbors who are marking 100 years of living, contributing, and enriching our lives and community.