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Legislation #: 950693 Introduction Date: 5/18/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON
Title: Recognizing the week of May 14-20, 1995, as "National Nursing Home Week" and commending Swope Ridge Geriatric Center for its commitment to providing services for the elderly and disabled.

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RESOLUTION NO. 950693

 

Recognizing the week of May 14-20, 1995, as "National Nursing Home Week" and commending Swope Ridge Geriatric Center for its commitment to providing services for the elderly and disabled.

 

WHEREAS, the number of older Americans (persons age 65 and older) has increased by 1.6 million since 1990, by the year 2030, there will be about 70 million older persons in the U.S. thus making health care for the elderly a critical issue; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Ridge, founded in 1957, was one of the first senior care homes in the Midwest and has become one of the most successful facilities in the management of medical and assisted care for the elderly and disabled; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Ridge has been recognized by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on aging, and has been cited as a leader in rehabilitation, creative activity programs, meal programs and community involvement; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Ridge has on-going training and development opportunities for employees, which includes a scholarship program for higher education in the field of nursing; and

 

WHEREAS, Swope Ridge provides quality medical care and assistance to residents by maintaining a clean, safe and homelike atmosphere and providing a full quality of life program which enriches the lives of residents; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council commend the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center for its continued support and care of the elderly and disabled and hereby recognize the week of May 14-20, 1995 as National Nursing Home Week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and a copy provided to the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center.

 

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