Administration Updates / Coronavirus

President Trump Declares May as “Older Americans Month”

A message from Donald Trump:

Older Americans are cherished and invaluable members of our society, deserving our utmost respect, gratitude, and admiration.  During Older Americans Month, we pause to draw upon the wisdom, spirit, and experience older adults bring to our families, our communities, and our Nation.  We also recognize that during this time of crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we can persevere and prevail by emulating the resolve, tenacity, and determination of America’s more experienced individuals who have endured and overcome life’s most challenging times.

Older Americans have built our economy, defended our freedom, and shaped our Nation’s character.  They have raised families and dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life for future generations.  They sacrificed in times of hardship and took pride in a job well done.  Many served honorably in our Armed Forces during some of the darkest times in the history of our Republic.  Older Americans have lived lives of service and sacrifice, bound by devotion to the sacred principles of our country.  Although no one could begrudge them rest and respite during their retirement years, having worked decades to support and grow their families and nurture their communities, many older Americans spend their time volunteering for those in need, mentoring young people, or learning new skills.  They pour love into their extended families, places of worship, and neighborhood centers, and offer profound perspective and insight gleaned from years of life lessons.

My Administration remains committed to enacting policies that benefit our Nation’s older adults.  In an effort to lower the cost of prescription drugs, the Food and Drug Administration has approved more generic drugs each year during my 3 years in office than any other year in the history of our country.  We have also developed a path to allow less expensive prescription drugs to be imported from Canada.  Additionally, I ended the terrible gag clauses that prevented pharmacists from telling patients when they could pay less out of pocket by not using their insurance.  I have also taken executive action to improve seniors’ access to medical care and to bolster Medicare’s fiscal sustainability by reducing regulatory burdens and eliminating unnecessary barriers.  This action puts older Americans first by strengthening the program and helping to ensure its success for years to come.

Our Nation’s older Americans are among the most susceptible to fraud and other financial schemes.  To help counter these vile crimes, I have instructed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prioritize protecting older Americans from financial exploitation and use every tool they have to disrupt and prosecute these criminals.  Over the last year, DOJ has taken unprecedented action against transnational fraud schemes that target seniors, the networks of “money mules” that move stolen funds from Americans’ bank accounts to overseas fraudsters, and telephone companies that knowingly facilitate billions of fraudulent robocalls.  DOJ has also launched an Elder Fraud Hotline (1-833-FRAUD-11) so that America’s seniors can more easily report fraud, find resources, and better protect themselves from this abhorrent criminal behavior.

Older Americans are among those most vulnerable to the ravages of the coronavirus.  As they continue to adhere to the special guidance put in place to protect them, we must acknowledge that far too many are facing hardships of loneliness and social isolation.  Many families are unable to visit elderly parents and grandparents, and many men and women in retirement and nursing homes have been cut off from personal contact and meaningful social connections.  During this precarious and stressful time, we must remember our treasured older adults and recommit to doing what we can to support and care for them.  I urge all Americans to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and strangers to extend love, compassion, and encouragement.  By delivering food and supplies to the homebound, mailing greeting cards, or using technology to stay connected, we can support our seniors as we defeat the virus.  Older Americans know how to overcome.  They have done it their whole lives.  With the country rallying behind them we can ensure that they can continue to live lives of dignity, joy, and purpose long after the threat of the virus has faded.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2020 as Older Americans Month.  I call upon all Americans to honor our elders, acknowledge their contributions, care for those in need, and reaffirm our country’s commitment to older Americans this month and throughout the year.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.

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Alice Kilgore
1 year ago

President Trump you never cease to amaze me as you always are thinking of others. Thank you so much I will 84 years young in a few days.The hardest thing for an older adults is to accept he or she cannot do the thing as. In the past. God Bless you with such a caring heart My desire is to have the privilege of seeing you and the 1st Lady in person. Maybe

Susie Luke
1 year ago

Awesome

Calvin
1 year ago

Do not put pharmacists in charge of testing. They should not become a watchdog to rule by reporting anything besides poor care! They already are watchdogs for pain control reporting any prescription of pain control that could become addictive!
Why don’t they Report Illegals stealing healthcare?
Why because Democrats want their vote! They protect them as they Report Citizens about anything!
Pharmacists have always been a source of patient care by their knowledge!
They already must immunize and that is horrible!
Monitoring our medications is enough!
By forcing Seniors to immunize Against this COVID 19 they know pharmacists would be reporting all who refuse!
Seniors already are forced to pay different prices for meds!
We should be informed about what Country our meds come from!Most are from India and China!
Time to allow Medicare recipients to receive the best price just as Medicaid Ppl receive.
It was cheaper for us before when our insurance coverage ran out prior to retirement.

Alan Phillips
1 year ago

Thank you

Thetruth
1 year ago

States controlled by democrats put infected people in convalescence homes infecting the elderly killing them. This is a natural process of the Democrats first killing our unborn, then the elderly, the disabled, Christians, etc. Obama gave 3.7 million to WHO labs responsible for the Corona virus!!! Obamanation of Desolation

Richard Shea
1 year ago

Why then are we the lowest income people in society?

Richard Shea
1 year ago

Why then are we the lowest income people in this country.

Patricia Joan Yohn
1 year ago

This is beautiful and caring. God bless President Trump.

Penny A Webster
1 year ago

Please look into our taxes…since you have changed most of our deductions there is nothing for us to lower our taxable income. We need a break…we’ve paid enough in taxes and now that we are on pensions we still pay.
Thank you for all that you have done and I pray everyday for you and our country!!!

El Ey
1 year ago

I love our President Trump! I pray for him, VP Pence, their families, his administration, our country and the world EVERYDAY.
Please pray with me. Thank you.

Honey
1 year ago

Open beauty parlors at once.
Allow more contact between children and grandchildren and grandparents.
And when will dancing be allowed again?
If you value us, give us back our normal lives.
If the virus is lower in it’s danger, those are the things we want.

DEBRA A ESPOSITO
1 year ago
Reply to  Honey

Talk to you governors. They are the ones in control of opening states back up.

ELC
1 year ago

Most unfortunately, California is run by fancy nancy’s nephew. I am sure she has had her hair colored timely, probably between bites of her special order ice cream housed in her high dollar commercial freezer; and Gabby nuisance has been to his barber as well. After all, as that mayor in Michigan said after it was discovered she had a session with her hairstylist said, they are public figures that need to look their best for their public. Now that is a true arrogant narcissist.

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