HARRISBURG, May 10, 2016 – State Sens. Christine Tartaglione today won approval of a resolution marking May as “Older Americans Month” in Pennsylvania.

“When we think about our future, it is important to think about the past and the hard work of those that came before us,” Tartaglione said this afternoon on the floor of the Senate. “The efforts of those older Americans have made our lives and dreams possible.

“I feel that it is our duty to recognize all the individuals that have gone before us that have paved the way for our future.  We, as a nation, owe all older Americans a few moments of our time, and pay them the respect that they deserve.

“We must focus on how older adults in our community are leading and inspiring others, how we can support and learn from them, and how we might follow their examples to blaze trails of our own.

“And, we must demonstrate our appreciation for them, so that they know how important their past contributions are and how much their wisdom and knowledge continues to inspire us,” the senator said.

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