Celebrating National Senior Citizen’s Day in Arizona

by Cheryl Krone

All of us on the Krone Team are pretty excited about National Senior Citizen’s Day, a 24-hour span of honor for elders celebrated each August 21st.

In 1988, the U.S. Congress authorized President Ronald Reagan to declare that date an annual holiday and it has been so ever since.


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Although it’s been celebrated for almost 26 years, recognition of the day – and our senior citizens – has been somewhat scattered and it’s likely that you’ve never heard of it before.

The Krone Team believes it’s time for that to change!

As Certified Senior Housing Professionals (real estate agents specially trained in helping seniors and their caregiver families) we want to give back to the seniors and older adults in our community.

We’d like to encourage local businesses, groups, organizations, and individuals to develop their own event or special way of recognizing Phoenix-area seniors this August 21, 2014. Whether it’s a large-scale promotion, an intimate gathering, or even an individual stopping in to visit a few seniors in their own Goodyear, Litchfield Park, or Avondale neighborhoods, would you please consider taking a few moments to offer a smile and some time to our senior friends?

While we are involved with the Arizona Senior Living Lifestyles Expo on August 21, 2014 at the Palm Valley Community Center, we don’t wish for awareness of and participation in this holiday to stop there.

Please feel free (perhaps via social media and the sharing of this post) to let others know of the holiday, and let’s grow National Senior Citizen’s Day to a place of prominence across Arizona and elsewhere.

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Here are a few ideas on how you can recognize the day, courtesy of our friends at the Seniors Real Estate Institute:

5 Ways to Get Involved:

Take an older adult to coffee and ask them to share their story. Ask them to share their proud moments or cherished life’s accomplishments.

Sponsor a recognition event at a local senior living or nursing community.

Feature a senior in your blog or on social media

Invite your circle of influence to work together with you to create a special moment in the life of a senior.

Send a personal note of thanks to any or all the older adults who have made a positive impact on your life.

Of course there are many more ways you could make this day one to remember and we encourage you to be creative!

 

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