National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. Every year on August 21, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.
In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, 1988), President Ronald Reagan said “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.”
In preparation for National Senior Citizens Day on August 21, we should start thinking about how to make the day special for the seniors in our life by:
- Planning on spending some time with senior citizens
- Showing our appreciation for senior citizens
- Doing volunteer work in support of the elderly
If you are a senior citizen, enjoy your day any way you desire. Make sure to take advantage of senior citizens specials and discounts.