November 2011: Family Caregiver Month

WHEREAS, an estimated one million citizens throughout Michigan provide care to ill or disabled adult family members; and,

WHEREAS, more and more, family members must carry the responsibility of providing care to another family member with a long-term chronic or disabling condition; and,

WHEREAS, these caring and committed family members play a vital role in providing essential care and assistance to some of our nation's most vulnerable citizens, and since 1997, Family Caregiver Month has been recognized during the month of November to honor caregivers throughout the nation; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we honor the millions of citizens who give so much of themselves to ensure the health and well-being of a beloved family member;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as Family Caregiver Month in Michigan.