August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, a time to celebrate the special older people in your life and their many contributions. We have ideas on how you can celebrate this day, and bring joy to your favorite senior and others in the community.
What is National Senior Citizens Day?
President Ronald Regan created National Senior Citizens Day more than three decades ago. He signed Proclamation 5847, and designated August 21 as a day to celebrate older people across our nation.
“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. 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.”President Ronald Reagan
How to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day
While many of us tell a parent, or grandparent how special they are on a regular basis, it’s nice to have a nationally recognized day to share with them. Here are some great ways to spend National Senior Citizen Day with your loved one.
Spend Quality Time Together
Spending time together with your loved one is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Whether you plan a special day out, or have a relaxing day at home together, they will cherish every moment they are with you.
Plan Something Fun!
This special day is a great time to plan something your loved one likes to do. Whether it be bowling, going to a movie, hiking, shopping, or making their favorite recipe, they will be grateful you planned a special day just for them.
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Think about volunteering at an organization that is dedicated to helping older adults, such as a Senior Living community, a local resource center, or other places that serve seniors. Even if you don’t have much time to volunteer, your contributions will make a big difference in the lives of the people who utilize these services.
Spread Awareness of National Senior Citizens Day!
Be sure to tell your family and friends about National Senior Citizens Day!
Take photos and share them on your favorite social media site to help spread the joy of spending time with older adults. Assist others in finding ways to celebrate this special day with their loved ones.
Happy National Senior Citizens Day to all seniors!
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