Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day in Memory Care Assisted Living
We all have an elderly person who we love and value in our life. It could be our parents, grandparents, or friends who have given us wisdom, guidance, and care. If there’s one day that we could celebrate these individuals and honor them, it’s August 21, National Senior Citizens Day. Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day in Memory Care Assisted Living is a great way to keep spirits high.
Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared every 21st of August as National Senior Citizens Day. This was to not only honor the elderly but raise awareness for issues that are affecting their quality of life.
He proclaimed the following. “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 find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
These individuals, some of whom are in memory care assisted living, are important community members and many are still part of the workforce.
Thanks to a better healthcare system and more programs, they are now living better lives and enjoying their later years.
Activities for National Senior Citizens Day in Memory Care Assisted Living
Plan something special for your loved one this National Senior Citizens Day by trying these activities:
A dinner date.
- When was the last time you took your dad or Grandma to dinner? Choose their favorite restaurant or better yet, cook their favorite meal together. You can bond over good food and great conversations.
Volunteer for a day.
- Assisted living facilities can use some help. So, why not be a volunteer for a day? Doing simple chores like helping in the kitchen, cleaning, and taking care of your loved one for a day will make a huge difference.
Learn a new skill together.
- Seniors these days are more active than ever, so take advantage of that to learn a new skill together. You can ask your elderly loved one what they still want to accomplish or learn and find courses or workshops to make that possible.
At the end of the day, honoring the people who built the foundation for us is very important. These elderly individuals have been ahead of us and worked hard when they were younger to set us up for a better life. So, it’s only fitting that we also honor them at least once in a year, so they know that all their efforts are valued.
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