When is National Senior Citizens Day? August 21st
What is National Senior Citizens Day? National Senior Citizens Day is celebrated in August because that is the month that President Franklin Roosevelt signed the social security act in 1935. However, it was Ronald Reagan in 1988 who declared August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day.
How to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day:
- There are often events put together for National Senior Citizens Day. Meals are had, families get together, local businesses even have promotions. Check to see if anything like this is happening near you! If it isn’t, put something together! If you’re a senior citizen then definitely look for discounts and promotions at local stores and restaurants!
- The greatest gift we can give to another person is to care about their story. On this day, go out of your way to find a senior citizen and ask them questions about their life. Find out where they were born, ask them what it was like growing up with their siblings, ask them about the events that matter most to them. Just ask and listen.
- The great humility of life is that the strong become weak. Today, go tend to someone who once tended to you — whether that be a family member or not. Volunteer your day (and a caring smile) to a retirement home and give help to those who can benefit from it.
What is the hashtag for National Senior Citizens Day? Create awareness on social media using #seniorcitizensday