Hi, Fellow Community Members!
Nowadays, it seems like there’s a holiday every day—from guacamole to cats to ice cream, most everything and everyone has its own day for celebration.
Yet there’s one upcoming special day we definitely support, and that’s Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 21. Senior Citizens Day is “an opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements senior citizens have made, as well as to advocate for the rights of older people throughout the world,” according to the website DoOneThing.org.
This special day was started in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to help change the way that the elderly are treated and regarded. It’s an official holiday declared by Congress.
“We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure…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,” President Ronald Reagan said about Senior Citizens Day, according to The Christian Post.
If you’re looking for ways to help older people around you on Aug. 21—or any day of the year—here are a few suggestions:
- Help an older family member or neighbor with a chore.
- Volunteer at a senior center. A great option is the Enrichment Center at the Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton.
- Visit an older person who you know can’t get out easily. Swap stories, watch a movie, or just be together.
- Ask questions. Some older people want the chance to talk about their life, their career, or their family. Spend time asking questions about their life, and consider recording it either for a video or article, if that person wants you to do so.
- Teach a skill. If you’re a whiz at cooking, art, or some other sought-after skill, ask at a local senior community center or assisted living community if you can teach a class to help a group of older people learn that skill.
- Ask a senior citizen what their favorite recipe is.
- Walk their dog—or if you have a dog and they don’t, bring your dog to spread some cheer.
- If you can’t visit an older family member in person, help get them set up with Skype and do a video chat.
- Bring a game to play together.
For more ideas to help and show appreciation for seniors on Senior Citizens Day, check out the link here, which is from the site GenerationOn.org.
Thanks for reading our blog. At Home Helpers of Bradenton, we look to not only make life easier but to also make a difference in our clients’ lives. It is truly an honor to have an opportunity to work with members of our community and we take the trust bestowed to us very seriously.
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