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August 21 is Senior Citizens Day.

National Senior Citizens Day is the perfect time to celebrate the senior in your life. While you may get together often for meals, kids soccer games and family holidays, there is likely so much yet to learn of their adventures, accomplishments, highs and lows. Our senior citizens represent living history, each with interesting stories just waiting to be told.

At American House, we are privileged to serve our residents who continue their stories with us. And we’ve been lucky to learn about their amazing lives, some chapters so delightful we can’t help but share them with you:  

Learn about Sheila’s Auntie Rosa, who refused to give up her seat on the bus and became a hero of the civil rights movement.

Read the story of Julius, who at 100 looks back on his time as a WWII bomber pilot.

Joe’s story is a revealing look at Detroit’s past through the lens of his incredible family business.

Discover how Marion’s passion for singing took her all the way to Carnegie Hall.

Read about Tony, a baseball fan who, in his ninth decade, threw the first pitch at the Keene Swamp Bats game.

The Advantages of Being a Senior Citizen

In addition to offering wisdom and rich history to future generations, there are so many other advantages to being a senior citizen. So, seniors, having reached your golden years, here are some reasons to feel great about yourself on this special day:

  • You appreciate and accept yourself, even though you are not perfect.
  • You have pride in your accomplishments.
  • It’s easy to socialize; you know how to compromise and appreciate others’ points of view.
  • You have time to pursue your interests.
  • Time has helped you gain perspective; you don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • From disappointments to unexpected difficulties, coping is easier as you age.

We all have a story. A story that taught us something, changed us and helped define who we are. Our seniors have amazing stories that hold a wealth of wisdom. At American House, your next chapter is waiting to be written. We’re here to help you write it. Your way.


Written By

Jodie Audia, RN, BSN

Jodie is American House Senior Living's Vice President of Life Enrichment and Cognitive Programming. She has 24 years of experience in the field of nursing. Her prior assignments include Fountain View Surgery Center, Wayne State University Physician Group, Henry Ford Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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