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Parents’ Day

Due to a technical issue, this blog was not release on July 24, 2022, however with the permission of the author, the blog is released today, Friday, September 2, 2022.

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Screening and Application Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan 

In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed National Parent’s Day into a Congressional Resolution Law (36 U.S.C. § 135) mainly for recognizing and supporting parents. It was Republican Senator Trent Lott who first introduced the bill. 

National Parent’s Day is the fourth Sunday in July. Our world is changing rapidly every day and it is challenging for parents to keep up with the lives of their children. We tend to go through each day with no recognition to parents, no pat on the back, no praise or uplifting words.  

Well, finally, a holiday to change this!  

Here’s the perfect opportunity to show a gesture of love and support to our parents of children everywhere.  

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, please join in the excitement with literally millions of parents and celebrate child rearing experiences. Talk with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings to reminisce stories of times past, current happenings or plans of future events. Make sure to talk with grandparents, they are our prized story tellers! Seniors have experienced the most in life and will undoubtedly love to relive some of it.  

First and foremost, if possible, hug a parent on this day. Send a card, make a call, bring over some flowers to a parent near you. Make their day in some way! After all, you or I wouldn’t be here without them!  

Sheila Robison is an Economic Security Team Member for MiCAFE and a counselor with the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) at Elder Law of Michigan. Sheila has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since June 14, 2010. As an Economic Security Team Member, Sheila assists Michigan seniors with state and federal benefits and serves as an advocate for their overall health and safety.