National Senior Citizens Day 2019 – August 21

Do you have an older person in your life that you love and appreciate? August 21 —National Senior Citizens Day — is the day to let them know how much you care about them. Our senior citizens have contributed so much to our communities and helped make them what they are today. National Senior Citizens Day is the day to show them our appreciation and support and recognize their accomplishments. It’s also a time to help raise awareness of various issues that affect senior citizens. In 1988 Ronald Reagan declared the holiday, but prior to this many observed August 14 as Senior Citizens Day as it was the day Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935. Today, senior citizens are still very active in their communities and the workforce. They contribute heavily to our society and for what they have achieved and continue to achieve, they deserve our thanks.

Senior Woman Being Hugged By Adult Son In Garden

“Be one who nurtures and builds. Be one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”

Marvin J. Ashton