New Delhi: World Senior Citizens Day is celebrated on August 21 every year across the world. It provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.

According to a 2017 census, 47 million senior citizens from India live in the United States of America. The census estimates that by 2060, that number will nearly double.

Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but also understand the benefits and drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today.

Our senior citizens are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. People should be encouraged to support senior citizens to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible.

How to celebrate Senior Citizens Day:

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. 

Let them know they are appreciated and loved.  It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home.

Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.

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

Use #SeniorCitizensDay to post on social media.