August 21 Marks Senior Citizens Day
Know anyone over the age of 65? Then August 21 is a good day for you to help them commemorate Senior Citizens Day
It was President Ronald Reagan, himself a senior citizen when he took the nation’s highest office, who officially established the date as Senior Citizens Day as a way to thank and honor all of those in our communities who have managed to make it to old age.
In his official proclamation, Reagan said that Senior Citizens Day was intended also to serve as a reminder that it was everyone’s responsibility to make their local community a safe and happy place to grow older and wiser.
Many individuals observe Senior Citizens Day by getting in touch with their grandparents or making a special effort to reach out to an elderly neighbor or friend, in addition to doing volunteer work with the many non-profit and charitable organizations nationwide that specialize in helping the elderly.