By Meera Verma
In a Proclamation given in 1988, President Reagan said that throughout the history of our nation, “…older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country.” As a result, he declared August 21st to be National Senior Citizen’s Day.
President Reagan’s statement still holds true today, as our senior citizens continue to set a great example for younger generations by remaining active and healthy, and continuing to contribute to our economy and communities.
On Senior Citizen’s Day, many communities take the time to organize different activities, events, and gatherings which support and recognize the elderly. In many cities, stores will even offer additional discounts and promotions for senior citizens. See the links below for more information.
In honor of this day, remember that our senior citizens play a vitally important and active role in our life. They are our parents, grandparents, neighbors, customers, and most importantly, our friends. On this day, consider spending a little extra time with the seniors in your life.
Engage with senior citizens in your area:
- Age Well Senior Services (Orange County)
- Highland Senior Center (San Bernardino County)
- Eddie Dee Smith Senior Center (Riverside County)
- Brawley Senior Center (Imperial County)
- ElderHelp of San Diego (San Diego County)
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)