August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, a day created in 1988 to show our gratitude to seniors for their achievements and contributions to society. KHS extends our sincerest thanks to our older US citizens.
Senior Citizens Day is a day to:
- Spend time with seniors
- Show our appreciation
- Volunteer to help the elderly
The presidential proclamation for the day states: “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.”
KHS echoes those values in our work with those planning to age-in-place: maintain their independence and dignity and stay at home with convenient home modifications.
Spending time with seniors gives them valuable companionship and lets them know they are cherished. We can learn about their hobbies and share the details of our favorite activities with them. Perhaps you will uncover a common interest! They will appreciate us showing interest in their lives.
We can show our appreciation for seniors close to us through a phone call, a visit or a card. Visiting a senior center, assisted living facility, retirement home or nursing home can reach many seniors and help create new friendships. Sharing fresh flowers and/or vegetables from your garden can really make a senior happy.
On this August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day, we recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of older people to our homes, our families and our society. THANK YOU!