Did you know that August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day? Declared a national observance by Ronald Reagan in 1988, this day honors older Americans for a lifetime of contributions to our communities and country. As Reagan wrote in his proclamation:
“Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land … For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.”
In celebration of Senior Citizens Day, we encourage you to show the seniors in your life and your community appreciation. There are numerous ways you can do this:
- Write a letter of gratitude to your parents, grandparents or neighbors.
- Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and throw a family cookout to honor your aging relatives.
- Extend a helping hand to a relative or neighbor by driving them to appointments or errands, mowing the lawn, helping in their garden, or cleaning hard to-reach places around the house.
- Volunteer at a senior living community and pay tribute to the residents who live there.
At Castle Country, we welcome you to visit and honor the seniors at any of our three homes – whether you want to perform music for them, bring in your friendly pet, volunteer to help organize our regularly scheduled programs, or simply stop by and chat. Call us to learn more about available volunteer opportunities: 303-482-5552.
The wellbeing and happiness of our seniors is our priority, and that’s why National Senior Citizens Day is so important to us. We hope you’ll join us in recognizing this national observance. No matter how you choose to honor the seniors in your life or community, it will mean a lot to them.