April, 2019 Proclaimed As “Fair Housing Month” and “Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month” In Longmont By Mayor Brian Bagley

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Fair Housing Month Proclamation taken by Jackson Reed

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Brian Bagley signed two proclamations designating the month of April as both “Fair Housing Month”, and “Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month” in Longmont, Colorado.

In the Fair Housing Proclamation, it notes that, “April 2019 marks the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which affirms the right of every citizen to obtain housing of their choice regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or family status…”

The proclamation was accepted by Susan Spaulding and Adriana Perea, who are community relations specialists with the Community & Neighborhood Resources Office at the City of Longmont.

Fair Housing Month Proclamation taken by Jackson Reed

“Longmont has a long clear, and strong commitment to the ideal of fair housing, which is equal opportunity for all. In 2005, the city government made that commitment specific and tangible by starting a Fair Housing Program within the Office of Community and Neighborhood Resources,” said Susan Spaulding.

The Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Proclamation states that “…Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive, neurological disease that is estimated to affect 1,000,000 people in the U.S. and is expected to more than double by 2020.”

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Proclamation taken by Jackson Reed

The proclamation also makes note that “volunteers, researchers, caregivers, and medical professionals are working to improve the quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their families,” and “increased research, education, and community support services are needed to find more effective treatments and to provide access to quality care to those living with the disease today.”

There to accept the proclamation were members of the Longmont Parkinson’s Support Group.

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