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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.

Your Comments opportunity on National Senior Citizen's Day - Remember August 21, each year!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @pawpaw911: Good for him. That is my age now, just turned 73. I am conscious of my health every day. Have taken off 35 pounds since the first of the year... now working daily to maintain it and slowing go down some more. Walk every day. Thanks for your comments; always enjoy them! ;-)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Well, not sure if I qualify yet. Your senior Olympics section reminded me of my father. He was doing some amazing things lifting weights in his mid 70s. I was thinking about trying to get him into competition, but even though he worked out almost daily on a treadmill and weights, he had a heart attack and died. Staying active helped him really enjoy his retirement though, so all in all, it worked out well.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @violann lm: Thanks for your comment. Enjoy! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thank you! Neat! ;-)

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      violann lm 5 years ago

      Didn't know there was a senior citizens day. I'll be sure to celebrate it next year.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Now that I know there IS a National Senior Citizens Day, I'll be ready to celebrate next August 21st. Thanks for filling me in... and congrats on being featured on the August Silly Celebrations monsterboard!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @artbyrodriguez: ... but they then do go home with their wonderful parents... ;-)

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I love being a Senior Citizen with Grandkids. And, yes, they can ware you out!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @iamraincrystal: Thank you. Couldn't agree more! ;-)

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Amazing! Senior citizens do deserve a holiday! ^_^

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Mom has been waiting for this one.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @msseiboi: Thank you for stopping by... ;-)

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      msseiboi 5 years ago

      I have to wait another year to wish all the seniors i know...

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Monica Ranstrom: Why not? They will certainly appreciate you thinking of them! ;-)

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      Fun lens! Guess I'll have to call my parents and wish them a good day!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Andrej977 LM: It was new to me, too. Squidoo introduces us to a lot of new concepts. Love it! Thanks for the comment and the like! ;-)

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      Andrej977 LM 5 years ago

      I didn't know for National Senior Citizen's Day.

      Thanks for this useful informations!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @AllisonsAttic: Thanks for the visit! ;-)

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      AllisonsAttic 5 years ago

      Great lense!!

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