WHEREAS, the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association recognizes April as Occupational Therapy Month; and
WHEREAS, the profession of occupational therapy makes valuable contributions in helping people "Live Life to Its Fullest" after an illness or injury; and
WHEREAS, occupational therapy services are available to citizens of Virginia through hospitals, home health agencies, schools, clinics, and nursing homes; and
WHEREAS, the health and productivity of our citizens depend upon the effective use of health care resources, including the important services of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; and
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia joins the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association and citizens across the United States in celebrating Occupational Therapy Month;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize April 2019 as OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.