WHEREAS, it is imperative that we make use of the vital resources within our older American community; andCity Council has not confirmed, however, that one of its members will be at the event to read the proclamation.
WHEREAS, we continue to see the contributions these individuals have made to the community of Colorado Springs through volunteerism, working in the schools; our public agencies and many of our non-profits; and
WHEREAS, these are the people that survived the depression; fought in a world war and conflicts to keep democracy alive; built businesses; grew food that fed our nation; improved our American cities; and all the while raising future generations; and
WHEREAS, never before in the history of our country have youth been in greater need of the wisdom and counseling of older people, and perhaps much of our present day problems could be averted by the timely advice of an older American; and
WHEREAS, coming together within a community relieves isolation and makes for a healthier happier senior citizen, provides the benefits of good fellowship, encouragement, support, and the opportunity to help themselves and each other.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Keith King; President of the Colorado Springs City Council, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, October 1, 2014 as SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
I urge every citizen to join in the Observance and Celebration to be hosted by the Savvy Seniors.