There are lots of amazing holidays out there, that unfortunately aren’t national days off work, but are a great fun way to celebrate a day. With everything that has been going on with COVID-19 this year, it’s even more important these days to celebrate those who have made a difference.
National Senior Citizens Day is August 21. It was first established in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan (though it was originally called National Day of Third Age). Upon signing the proclamation to officially include a holiday that celebrates the contributions of older adults, the former president said,
“For all that, they have achieved throughout their lives and for all that they continue to do, we owe our gratitude and sincere greetings to our senior citizens. We can show our gratitude and appreciation better by making sure our communities are good places. Age and maturity, places where older people can participate as much as possible and find the encouragement, acceptance, support, and services they need to continue living a life of independence and dignity.”
National Senior Citizens Day is meant to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of older people to society — that’s why GetSetUp will be hosting a Senior Citizens EveryDay Heroes Social Hour. Join us and bring stories of seniors who have contributed to society — be that yourself, friends, family, or anyone that has inspired you through their actions.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the senior citizens in your life make sure they know their value and importance on this special day made just for them!
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