“Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land.” Portion of the Proclamation declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizen Day and signed by President Ronald Reagan.
Chuck Van Dam worked full-time until his 75th birthday, when, he decided it might be time for ‘younger’ ideas to take over. With only an 8th grade education, determination and constantly self-educating, the day arrived wherein Chuck humbly stood before the United States Congress to receive an award as the top Civil Service Employee for ALL branches of the service! “Treat all with respect, ask what you don’t know, pass along what you do and never judge a man by anything other than his action.” Well played Chuck, well played. Seniors are aging in place and contributing for as long as possible, and we are all the better for it!
“With improved health care and more years of productivity, older citizens are reinforcing their historical roles as leaders and as links with our patrimony and sense of purpose as individuals and as a Nation. Many older people are embarking on second careers, giving younger Americans a fine example of responsibility, resourcefulness, competence, and determination. And more than 4.5 million senior citizens are serving as volunteers in various programs and projects that benefit every sector of society. Wherever the need exists, older people are making their presence felt — for their own good and that of others.”
Conceived during John F. Kennedy’s presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than 270,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.
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“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
At 85, Lew Hollander is the oldest Ironman competitor in the world. He broke the Guinness Book of World Records three years ago at the age of 82, “I have a lot of persistence. Persistence is the key to my life. You fall down, you get back up, and you go again. I don’t give up. That’s been the motto of my life in business and science. I’ve never been really good at anything; I just stay with it.” We think Lew is awesomeness in action!
“In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.” Ronald Reagan
DJ Ruth Flowers is now 78 and decided to become a DJ at the age of 68! Ruth Flowers helped organize her grandson Franklyn’s birthday. Immediately seduced by the lively and energetic atmosphere reminiscent of her youth, Flowers started to joke with her grandson that she too could become a DJ. Her first gig was in front of a crowd of celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey!
Keep Them Protected
LaserShield is honored and proud to be protecting Senior Citizens and their families all across the United States. With our easy, no fuss installations, it is conceivable that your purchased system can be up and running within 24 hours. Life, whether in it’s dawning or it’s aging is to be protected. Precious. Priceless. Protected. That’s why we do what we do and it’s why we do it so well.
Call us at 1-800-232-7655 for more information or check out all of our systems at http://www.lasershield.net/.
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