August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day!

Each year on August 21st, the United States celebrates National Senior Citizens Day. National Senior Citizens Day was established 25 years ago, when President Ronald Reagan set aside the day in late August as a time to recognize the contributions older adults have made throughout their lives. 

"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," he wrote. "Wherever the need exists, older people are making their presence felt — for their own good and that of others."

In honor of National Senior Citizens Day, spend time with your favorite relatives or make a commitment to volunteer at a retirement home sometime in the next year. If you are a senior citizen yourself, check for special promotions and giveaways at your favorite restaurants and shops! 

While we believe that senior citizens should be celebrated 365 days per year, all of us at Elder Law of Omaha want to recognize each and every one of our nation's senior citizens and thank them for your contributions to not only the lives of their friends and families but also to the nation as a whole.