Happy National Senior Citizens Day! (Did you know it existed?)

Today, August 21st, is National Senior Citizens Day, a holiday that was proclaimed by President Reagan in 1988, but hasn’t seemed to catch on outside of nursing homes. Remarkably, even the greeting card industry hasn’t taken to it.

Instead of waiting around to be vaguely “honored” simply for being old, we propose that those 50 and older make this a day of activism. The most obvious place to start would be the re-authorization of the Older Americans Act, but whatever your cause, here are online resources for getting in touch with government officials and agencies:

Okay, so maybe there's a good reason it didn't catch on...

Okay, so maybe there’s a good reason it didn’t catch on…

Of course, if you’d rather just relax and celebrate, Seniordiscounts.com has discounts organized by both type and place. Enjoy!