World Senior Citizens Day 2020: Importance, History, Theme & Quotes

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World Senior Citizens Day 2020

World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on 21 August each year to increase awareness of the issues that affect senior citizens. This is a day to recognize the contribution and remind seniors that they are an important part of their country. The day is known to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect senior citizens, such as age deterioration and the study of problems that affect their lives, elder abuse. People usually celebrate the day by spending time with their grandparents, visiting old age homes and N.G.O’s and cooking or baking them. Some kids also give greeting cards to their elderly on this day and express their love in words.

History Of World Senior Citizen’s Day

The World Senior Citizen’s Day dates were originated in the year 1988. It was officially founded by the former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. He had signed on August 19, 1988, the promulgation of 5847, which appeared on 21 August as National Day of the Third Age.

How to celebrate World Senior Citizen’s Day?

World Senior Citizens’ Day is an important day to help the government of its commitment to work towards goals, to support seniors and, in addition to other things, to end hunger and poverty for the senior citizens and people of all ages. On this World Senior Citizen’s Day, you can spend time with the senior citizens whom you know. Meet the Senior citizens and let them know they are appreciated and loved.

Things to do on Senior Citizens Day to Engage Your Family:

1. Take your loved one to their favorite place, restaurant, or to do an activity they usually love.
2. Conduct events in your area or virtually to expose the problems the adults are facing in society.
3. Enjoy movies, TV shows, or music with your grandparents.
4. Use #SeniorCitizensDay on social media to create awareness about World Senior Citizen’s Day.

World Senior Citizen Day 2020 Theme

World Senior Citizen’s Day 2020 aims to create awareness about elder abuse or hurt. The World Senior Citizen’s Day is to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of older people to society.

World Senior Citizens Day Dates


Year Date Day
2020 August 21 Friday
2021 August 21 Saturday
2022 August 21 Sunday
2023 August 21 Monday

World Senior Citizen’s Day  Quotes


“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

“The good thing about being old is not being young.” – Stephen Richards

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

“To make an elderly person happy is the noblest act a young person can ever do!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success.” – African proverb

“Old age is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.” – Confucius

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