Today, Aug. 21, is National Senior Citizens Day. How are you celebrating with your residents?
The point of this holiday is for everyone to get involved and give back to the seniors who have already given so much, at least that's what former President Ronald Reagan was going for when he signed Proclamation 5847 back in 1988.
"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," Reagan proclaimed. "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."