If you are a senior citizen then today is your day.
Enjoy your day by joining in on the many senior activities that are usually planned on this holiday at local community centers.
There are many other "Senior Citizen Days" on various dates around the world. Many countries, local communities and organizations declare or hold senior citizen days throughout the year in different communities.
The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 138, designated August 21, in 1988, as "National Senior Citizens Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation (5847) in observance of this event.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America proclaim August 21, in 1988, as National Senior Citizens Day. He calls upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Calendar sites, news and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
HolidayInsites.com: says "On National Senior Citizens Day, we should: Spend some time with senior citizens, Show our appreciation for senior citizens, Do volunteer work in support of the elderly....etc."
voices.yahoo.com: "Go over to your grandparent's house or have them come to yours. Visit with them and give them a day to enjoy learning about what you are doing in life. Let them know how you are doing in school or at work. Let them know about what is happening in your life...etc".
examiner.com: says "As Americans are living longer and healthier lives, the senior citizen population continues to grow. Whether they live in a retirement center or live alone in their own homes, many senior citizens live lonely lives. Today is the perfect opportunity to visit that older friend, neighbor or loved one and brighten his or her day....etc."
www.kvne.com: says "How does this happen? August 14th has been celebrated as "Senior Citizens Day" since the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on that date in 1935. But... President Ronald Reagan signed a presidential proclaimation on August 19, 1988 declaring August 21st as "National Senior Citizens Day."....etc."
kidscare.org: says National Senior Citizens Day Summer Visit: "Spending time with seniors, showing interest in their lives or their hobbies, is a great act of kindness. Visit a senior center, assisted living facility, retirement home or nursing home. Bring fresh flowers and/or vegetables from your summer garden. Make a nice card or draw a picture showing your appreciation of them. Do the same for an elderly neighbor or relatives...etc."
This holiday is for honoring our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contributions the elderly has given our home, family and society. Let today be the day you remember to respect the elderly, appreciate the elderly by starting with a smile of thank you to them today.