Celebrating Senior Citizens
No matter what your age, we bet you like a good reason to celebrate. National Senior Citizens Day is Monday, Aug. 21, and it’s a great time to honor the important position seniors hold in our families, communities, and country. Of course, at LifeSource, we think every day is Senior Citizens Day!
President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 establishing this National Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 19, 1988. It read, in part:
“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.
“With improved health care and more years of productivity, older citizens are reinforcing their historical roles as leaders and as links with our patrimony and sense of purpose as individuals and as a Nation. Many older people are embarking on second careers, giving younger Americans a fine example of responsibility, resourcefulness, competence, and determination. And more than 4.5 million senior citizens are serving as volunteers in various programs and projects that benefit every sector of society. Wherever the need exists, older people are making their presence felt—for their own good and that of others.
“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
We thank all the seniors in our lives who teach us important lessons, share their history, and inspire us on our own aging journey. You are a terrific reason to celebrate!