National Senior Citizens Day
On August 21 st , we celebrate National Senior Citizens Day in honor of our elderly
population. This date was set by proclamation in 1988 by then President Ronald
Reagan. The purpose is to commemorate achievements of older Americans in
regard to family, community, and country. Changing demographics due to
improved healthcare have enabled our older citizens to contribute more years of
productivity than ever before. This has allowed many to seek second careers and
serve as role models for the younger generations. For all that they have done, we
owe our seniors our thanks and gratitude. During the month of August and
especially on August 21 ST , make an effort to spend some time with a senior, show
your appreciation, you may even volunteer in some program of senior support.
For caregivers, this is the perfect opportunity to surprise them with a healthcare
item to help them maintain a degree of independence; a pillow, a cushion, a cane,
a walker, etc.