August 21

It is more than likely that you have someone who is elderly in your life that you love or help take care of.

Today is the perfect day to let them know how much you care about them while recognizing the accomplishments that they have made in their lives. Today is National Senior Citizens Day.

What Is National Senior Citizens Day?

People are living much longer than they ever have now. Senior Citizens are surprisingly active in their communities, many of whom are still in the workforce. National Senior Citizens Day is a day to celebrate their long lives and how much they have achieved.

A History of National Senior Citizens Day

Senior Citizens Day came into effect on August 19, 1988, when President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation that declared the 21st of each August a day to celebrate senior citizens. 

How To Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

The best way to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day is by spending time with senior citizens that you know. Let them tell you their stories and let them know how much you appreciate them. You can even volunteer at a retirement home!

Whatever you do, make sure to hashtag #NationalSeniorCitizensDay to spread awareness!

Give Thanks to the Wise

Today is a day to celebrate the wise, generous, and loving senior citizens in our lives. It only makes sense that we give back to the people who helped to bring us into this beautiful world. Happy Senior Citizens Day!

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Mark Twain