ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

National Senior Citizens Day: August 21

Updated on May 9, 2014

What do you do as a Senior Citizen? What ever does good and feels good, perhaps!

This lens will celebrate August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day as another Wacky Holiday because, in my opinion, the concept of "Senior Citizen" as a label is somewhat wacky, as well.

Is 'senior citizen' a definition or a state of mind? Do you want to be a "Senior Citizen" today or tomorrow? Let's think about that for a bit as we go through this lens. Certainly, being a senior citizen is better than the alternative (deceased!), right? So, perhaps we all aspire to be senior citizens, and August 21 is "our day" to celebrate.

I've chosen the photo here, of my daughter and myself at a gathering of the Entrada Institute that puts on weekly programs for the community of Torrey, Utah, during the tourist season on a wide variety of interesting subjects. It is not 'for seniors' but many who attend qualify for that 'designation.' It is for people of all ages who want to learn, be entertained, and fulfill a useful place in the world around them. Sounds good to me.

Will you celebrate on August 21? - How will you celebrate this 'important' holiday?? ;-)

Will you celebrate this August 21 as National Senior Citizen's Day?

Payton Jordan sets world record in 200 meter dash
Payton Jordan sets world record in 200 meter dash

Senior Olympics and Master Athletes

Leading the active life style - regardless of age

Keeping active is one of the secrets of enjoying your older years, where ever you are on the scale.

You don't need to enter competitions, but they are there for you if you wish. I've listed a couple of sites, below, for your interest.

The photo is for your inspiration - the 200 meter dash for the M80 age group... click the photo to learn more! ;-)

Senior Olympics, Master Athlete's and More - Serious ways to stay active...

You don't have to participate in the competitions to be involved. Volunteering for these and other activities is a great way to get involved, and keep both your physical and mental faculties working actively.

Show grandkids the old electric train
Show grandkids the old electric train

Or, just play with the grandikds! ;-)

That takes some energy and effort, as well! ;-)

My Lionel Train is over 50 years old, but it still works - and the grand kids enjoy seeing how it works. Is this a good way to be a senior citizen? Of course it is.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)