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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-413-SEPT. 21, 1984

98 STAT. 1581

Public Law 98-413 98th Congress Joint Resolution Designating the week beginning September 23, 1984, as "National Adult Day Care Center Week".

Sept. 21, 1984 [H.J. Res. 505]

Whereas there are nearly eight hundred adult day care centers nationwide providing a safe and positive environment to partially disabled adults and senior citizens in need of daytime assistance and supervision; Whereas adult day care centers provide necessary health maintenance functions and medical care, including medication monitoring, therapies, and health education, and are operated by professional staffs who identify the need for additional health services and make appropriate referrals; Whereas adult day care centers provide opportunities for social interaction to otherwise isolated individuals and assist them in attaining and maintaining a maximum level of independence; and Whereas these centers offer relief to families who otherwise must care for disabled elderly persons on a twenty-four-hour-per-day basis: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the week beginning September 23, 1984, is designated "National Adult Day Care Center Week". The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved September 21, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 505: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 8, considered and passed House. Sept. 17, considered and passed Senate.