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Mayor William E. Cooper Friday signed a proclamation declaring November as "National Hospice and Health Care Month" in Enterprise.
The proclamation reads as follows:
"WHEREAS the great strength of America lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens. During National Hospice and Home Health Care Month, we recognize hospice and home health caregivers who are building a more compassionate society, where life is valued and those in need, can count on the love and support of others. We also recognize the courage and strength of terminally ill patients and their families; and
WHEREAS when we help those who hurt and those in pain, we become part of our nation’s armies of compassion. Hospice and Home Health Care programs provide an option for individuals with terminal illnesses to be cared for as they choose in their final days, often in their own homes and surrounded by the love of their families. The doctors, nurses, counselors, volunteers, and others who provide hospice and home health care throughout our country bring comfort to those most in need every day, treating terminally ill patients with the dignity and respect they deserve. By dedicating themselves to the care of those approaching the end of life, they demonstrate great love; and
WHEREAS the compassion reflected in hospice and home healthcare is one of the reasons America has the best health care system in the world. Our whole Nation is grateful for the good work of our dedicated medical professionals, hospice and home health caregivers. By taking the time to care for others, they are making America a better place."
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, William E. Cooper, Sr., Mayor, do hereby proclaim November 2022 as "NATIONAL HOSPICE AND HOME HEALTH CARE MONTH" in the City of Enterprise and encourage citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. I also ask that you recognize our health care professionals and volunteers for their contributions to helping those facing terminal illness receive quality care.