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The text of the proclamation regarding Elder Abuse Awareness Day:
WHEREAS, Florida’s seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they live safe lives; and
WHEREAS, seniors should be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers, and active members of society; and
WHEREAS, combatting abuse and empowering elders will help improve the quality of life and independence of all seniors across the state; and
WHEREAS, we are all responsible for building safer communities for Florida’s seniors by reporting elder abuse and neglect when we suspect it; and
WHEREAS, the welfare of senior is in the best interest of all citizens and further adds to the well-being of all of our communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing June 15, 2017, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida.
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