August 21stwas is National Senior Citizen’s Day and the Riverdale Academy cheerleaders were invited to Green Meadow Haven to help celebrate. They performed two cheers and a band chant in the dining hall. They also made a few stops to visit with some very special residents. Thank you to Ms. Mary Tom Cowser and the Green Meadow staff for this great opportunity.
From National Today:
“Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate? National Senior Citizens Day, August 21, is the day to let them know how much you care and it’s an opportunity to recognize their accomplishments. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this holiday to raise awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life.
“Today, seniors are still active in their communities as well as continuing to have a strong presence in the workforce. For all they do and have achieved for the good of their communities, senior citizens deserve our thanks!”
We found this information on a website called National Today. They claim to be making every day a holiday. Here is their mission statement:
“At National Today, our goal is to gather all the special holidays and moments from around the world — the occasions that bring people together — and help everyone celebrate with special events, helpful tips, discounts, deals, and plenty of fun.”