By: Uresti S.C.R. No. 28
  WHEREAS, Those facilities that provide Texas senior citizens
  with support and assistance while allowing them to maintain their
  independence and dignity are indeed worthy of special recognition;
         WHEREAS, With the number of elderly Americans on the rise, it
  is increasingly important to ensure housing and resources are
  available to preserve their quality of life; assisted living offers
  relatively independent senior citizens the minor health care
  services and help they need to continue residing in a home setting;
         WHEREAS, Approximately 40,000 Texans live in more than 1,700
  licensed assisted living communities; by offering socialization
  and personal wellness opportunities, along with staff who interact
  daily with residents, these facilities help prevent seniors from
  becoming isolated; and
         WHEREAS, Assisted living facilities and the caring workers
  who run them render invaluable services to many Texas seniors and
  their families, and in so doing, they contribute significantly to
  communities throughout the state; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby designate the first Tuesday in March 2013 as Texas Assisted
  Living Awareness Day; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That in accordance with the provisions of
  Subsection (d), Section 391.004, Government Code, this designation
  remains in effect until the 10th anniversary of the date this
  resolution is passed.