Savannah, Georgia – September 9, 2022 – As August draws to a close, and another National Senior Citizens Day has come and gone, it is worthwhile to reflect on the important role of seniors in American society. With that thought in mind, the Savannah, Georgia-based senior living community The Social at Savannah wishes to call attention to the history and meaning of National Senior Citizens Day.
Celebrated annually on August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, a senior citizen himself at the time. At the official proclamation ceremony, President Reagan made the following remarks:
“For all that they have achieved throughout their lives and for all that they continue to do, we owe our gratitude and sincere greetings to our senior citizens. We can show our gratitude and appreciation better by making sure our communities are good places. Age and maturity, places where older people can participate as much as possible and find the encouragement, acceptance, support and services they need to continue living a life of independence and dignity.”
The Social at Savannah echoes the sentiments of President Reagan, and calls on all Americans to cherish the role of senior citizens in society, and to show them honor and respect not only each August 21st, but all year round. They have more than earned such treatment.
Since its inception nearly 35 years ago, National Senior Citizens Day has also been used as a catalyst to bring attention to various important issues that affect the elderly, such as health problems, financial exploitation, and isolation. The Social at Savannah takes these issues with the utmost seriousness, and its team members do everything within their power to protect its residents against these issues while providing love and support and continually advocating for senior citizens in general.
Anyone curious to learn more about The Social at Savannah and its deep and wide respect for the nation’s senior citizens is invited to visit that community’s official website.
About The Social at Savannah:
Located in Savannah, Georgia, The Social at Savannah is a senior living community with a twenty-year history of offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
Team members of The Social at Savannah work hard to cultivate deep and lasting relationships with community residents, as people first and foremost. Team members focus on learning about the lives of their residents-what they did for a living, if they were married, what their spouses were like, how many children they have, what they like to do for fun, what they like to eat, etc.-in order to create the perfect customized living experience. Team members are acutely aware that The Social at Savannah is not just a community for seniors, it’s their home.
Some of the benefits residents of The Social at Savannah enjoy include socialization, chef-prepared meals, activities, transportation to and from appointments, safety and security, and fulfilling friendships. For those residents in need of assisted living, the community offers support with the activities of daily living. For those residents in need of memory care, the community’s team members are all NIDE (National Institute for Dementia Education) certified.
One of the primary missions of The Social at Savannah is to change the outdated stigma some seniors associate with senior living from “I have to move into a senior living community” to “I want to move into a senior living community!” The organization is firmly convinced that the sunset years of its residents’ lives can truly be their best years.