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National Senior Citizen's Day

Pay the Day to Senior Citizens: Celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day on August 21st

“After a lifetime of working, raising families and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.”

Senior citizens are the beloved elderly friends and family in our lives. Usually, they are the folks who are now retired and living on a much earned pension. More importantly, the senior citizens around us have probably paved the way before us. Someone smart once said, “Listen to your elder’s advice. Not because they are right, but because they have more experiences of being wrong”.

“Listen to your elder’s advice. Not because they are right, but because they have more experiences of being wrong”.

August 21st is the day we dedicate to celebrate, honor, and pay respect to the seniors in our lives. National Senior Citizen’s Day was created to support and recognize the achievements and contributions seniors have made to our communities. Senior Citizens Day was originally established by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older.” -Ronald Regan

Celebrating National Senior Citizen’s Day should require zero to little effort. Instead, it is a day to celebrate, appreciate, and spend time with senior citizens we already know. These may be our aging parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and/or elderly people we pass on a daily basis.

Here are a few simple ways to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day:

  • Spend the day with a senior citizen. Take them out to lunch or for more inspiration here are a bunch of activities that are elderly friendly.
  • If you are a senior citizen, take advantage of the discounts or promotions offered in your area on that day.
  • Reach out to the senior citizens in your life. Let them know they are special, appreciated and loved. Send a card, flowers, or simply make a phone call. Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most!
  • Volunteer at a retirement home or senior center
  • Spread the love and share this article on social media or with friends and family. Sharing is caring and will make the biggest impact by helping more become aware of the day! #SeniorCitizensDay