WHEREAS, Fulton County includes countless older Americans who enrich and strengthen our community; and

WHEREAS, the Fulton Co. Office for Aging & Youth is committed to engaging and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers; and

WHEREAS, we acknowledge the importance of taking part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being—no matter your age; and

WHEREAS, our community can provide opportunities to enrich the lives of individuals young and old by: • promoting home and community-based services that support independent living; • involving older adults in community planning, events, and other activities; and • providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead, and mentor now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims May 2018, as “OLDER AMERICANS MONTH IN FULTON COUNTY”, and urges every resident to take time this month to celebrate older adults and the people who serve and support them as powerful and vital individuals who greatly contribute to the community.