National Senior Citizens Day | August 21
Mon Aug 21st

National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day, August 21st, honors the contributions of the country's most influential leaders. The day gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude for their service, achievements, and programs that people provide throughout their lives.


According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. That number will almost double by 2060, surpassing the number by 2060. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience will be so helpful to the next generation. These are the people who have lived through each step of change as technology progresses. Not only have they contributed to it, but they also know the benefits and the drawbacks first hand. They live without the advancements that exist today.

Our senior citizens are scientists of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights, and so much more. Their valuable contributions to our families help create safer places to live. Their contributions are deserving of the respect and reverence they so richly receive. Senior citizens are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible, according to the day.

How to celebrate national senior citizens day on national senior citizens day

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know that they are appreciated and loved. Volunteering at a retirement home can also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. For those who may not otherwise get a visitor today, please share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor.

If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be available at stores and restaurants in your area.

To post on social media, use #SeniorCitizensDay.

History of national senior citizens day has influenced national senior citizens day

President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 on August 19, 1988, naming August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day.

Senior citizen FAQ

Q. What age is a senior citizen?

A. The answer may vary. The age of the United States government even differs in different areas of the government. At the age of 65, Medicare age-based healthcare started enrolling at the age of 65. However, to obtain Social Security, seniors at the age 62 are eligible for Social Security.

Q. Do senior citizens get discounts?

A. Senior citizens can save at many shops, restaurants, and services. Each location can identify a senior citizen by different ages, so it's important to check first before requesting a discount.

Q. Is it likely that most senior citizens will die at the age of 65?

A. An increasing number of senior citizens are working beyond the age of 65. According to Pew Research, more Baby Boomers are working beyond retirement than the previous generation. However, more senior citizens still choose to fully retire at the age of 65.