It seems there’s a national day for everything, but National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 is well-justified. President Ronald Reagan established this honorary holiday back in 1988 to recognize seniors for their many achievements and contributions to their communities.
This year’s National Senior Citizens Day promises to be bigger than ever. In fact, it even has its own hashtag #SeniorCitizensDay.
Companies, municipalities and other organizations will be honoring seniors on this day all across the country. Here are five ways to join the movement.
1. Offer a discount on your product or service (especially appropriate for restaurants, movie theatres and just about any retailer).
2. Visit an assisted living community and help a senior write their biography.
3. Attend a fundraiser to help support your city’s senior services department.
4. Take an elderly neighbor out for breakfast or lunch. Listen to their stories.
5. Call your elderly parents! Love and honor begin at home.
Have ideas of your own? We’d love to hear them!
To read about President Reagan’s original proclamation, visit http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/081988b.htm