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August 21, 2013 is National Senior Citizens Day

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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August 21, 2013 is

National Senior Citizens Day

It’s National Senior Citizens Day! Today we celebrate the people who are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the world. According to the traditional definition, a senior citizen is anyone older than 60 years of age, but this seems laughable in today’s society. When it comes to new technologies, adults above the age of 55 represent 65% of all “early adopters.” This demographic is also the most politically engaged segment of the population. Almost 80% of all senior citizens vote in a presidential election, while the overall voter turnout is usually around just 50%.

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Senior Citizens Day in 1988. In his explanation he wrote that, “Older citizens are reinforcing their historical roles as leaders and as links with our patrimony and sense of purpose as individuals and as a Nation.” Now there’s something worth celebrating!

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! 

by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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abra
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM
:-)
KymberleeAnn
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Boy he is one hot senior citizen, okay now on the the post, wonderful information. 

Thanks for sharing:)

lillucky8
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM
Thanks
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brownhoney21
by on Aug. 22, 2013 at 7:36 AM

 Thanks.

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