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Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day?
What exactly is National Senior Citizens Day? It's a day that is celebrated every year on August 21 that recognizes all of the achievements of older adults. It's a day to show our appreciation for all of their valuable contributions that continue to impact our lives today. This day also raises awareness of the conditions seniors face, such as health deterioration and elder abuse. This important day encourages the more mature representatives of our nation to live their lives to the fullest as independently and safely as possible.
How Did National Senior Citizens Day Begin?
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation to honor adults over the age of 60. Proclamation 5847 declared August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day.
"For all that they have achieved throughout their lives, and for all that they continue to do, we owe our gratitude and sincere greetings to our senior citizens. We can show our gratitude and appreciation better by making sure our communities are good places. Age and maturity, places where older people can participate as much as possible and find the encouragement, acceptance, support, and services they need to continue living a life of independence and dignity."
— Ronald Reagan
President Ronald Reagan called upon the people of the United States to celebrate this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities for senior citizens.
How to get involved
With over 47 million people over the age of 60 in the United States today, there are lots of seniors to celebrate. So how can you participate in this day of appreciation?
- Contact your local senior center for volunteer opportunities. You may be able to help with meal services, front desk tasks, or simply visiting with an older adult for an afternoon.
- Take the time to simply visit with your senior loved ones. Take them to a movie they've been wanting to see or have a picnic at the park. If your senior loved ones don't live nearby, arrange a Facetime or Skype call.
- Create family history arts and crafts, such as a scrapbook or a history board. Collect pictures from their childhood and young adulthood and ask them to recount their fondest memories that you can include in your art. This is an innovative way to assist seniors in reflecting on their accomplishments.
- Bring your pet dogs along for the visit! Contact your local retirement community to see if they would be interested in a visit from your furry friend. Seniors usually benefit greatly from time spent with animals.
Whatever you decide to do on Senior Citizens Day, we hope you do it in the company of our beloved seniors. Don't forget to include the hashtag #NationalSeniorCitizensDay on social media to raise more awareness to our senior loved ones.
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