By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Economic Security Team Member at Elder Law of Michigan
This year, on Sunday, July 28th, let’s be ready to celebrate parents all around us! This national day was signed into law as Congressional Resolution 36 U.S.C. 35 in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.
A 2016 report from the U.S. National Archives claims that almost 150 million Americans are parents! Parents’ Day is a national observance, not a public holiday. People in the United States celebrate annually to show their love and appreciation of parents. It is not a well-known national day, although the responsibility as a parent is huge and deserves to be celebrated.
Please join in the excitement with millions of parents to celebrate child-rearing experiences. Talk with parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings to reminisce about stories of times past, current happenings, or plans of future events. Make sure to hit up grandparents, they always have the best stories! First and foremost, hug a parent on this day or make their day in some way or another. After all, we wouldn’t be here without them.
Sheila Robison is an Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since June 2010. As an Economic Security Team Member, Sheila assists Michigan seniors with benefit applications and serves as an advocate for the health and safety of seniors.