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National Senior Citizens Day

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About National Senior Citizens Day

When is National Senior Citizens Day? This holiday is always observed on August 21

National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this August 21 holiday, 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.”

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It is also important to note that many senior citizens are not “elderly” or infirm. At least they don’t act that way. One does not automatically become too old to do things when he or she reaches social security age or retirement age. Rather, many millions of seniors shun the sedentary lifestyle, and are more active after they retire, than when they are still of working age. Those that are healthy often do things they never had time for before retirement. These senior citizens travel, go biking, climb mountains, fly along zip lines, and do many other activities. The focus is to do as much as you can for as long as you can.

Did You Know? Some seniors lift weights into their eighties. And, some octogenarians even ride roller coasters.  Why not!?

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Senior Citizens Day

On National Senior Citizens Day, those of us who are not seniors should:

  • Spend some time with them.
  • Show your appreciation for them.
  • Do volunteer work in support of the elderly.

If you are a senior citizen:

  • Go to a senior citizen center and see what they have to offer.
  • Enjoy your day any way you desire. After all, this is your day!
  • Do something that is fun and age-appropriate. 
  • Get out of your comfort zone and do something challenging.
  • Get some exercise for your mind and body.
  • Make sure to take advantage of senior citizen specials and discounts. There’s bound to be plenty of offers today.

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“My boss asked me who was stupid, him or me. I told him he didn’t hire stupid people.” – – Author Unknown 

History and Origin of National Senior Citizens Day

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 creating National Senior Citizens Day on August 21.

There are many, many other Senior Citizen Days on various dates around the world. Many countries, local communities, and organizations have declared or held senior citizen days. Ome of them are annual, whole others are one-time events.

Related Holidays

People who like this holiday will also like:

Grandparent’s Day

Tender Loving Care Day – caring for seniors and others in need of assistance

Spunky Old Broads Day

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