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It’s a Fantastic Day to Celebrate Senior Citizens

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Actually, for us, that’s EVERY DAY!

Senior Citizens are incredible, let us count the ways.

  1. We’ve learned all we know from those that are much older than us.  The cycle of learning started with them.  Wisdom is how we learn from the success and failures of those that came before us.
  2. They’ve been through some of the worst hardships in our country’s history.  The Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, WWII, Vietnam,
  3. Work Ethic.  I know I don’t speak for everyone, but I’ve learned to work hard for the life I live.  All of that was taught to me by the hardest working generation, our senior citizens.
  4. Massive Accomplishments.  For example:  Space travel, Modern transportation, the industrial Revolution, just to name a few.  Today’s senior citizens did those things.
  5. HealthCare.  People are living much longer than any time in known history, due to the advancements of healthcare.  Our senior citizens laid most of the ground work for modern healthcare.  It’s more common than ever for people to live into their 100’s.  Wow!

“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.

~ President Ronald Reagan – August 19, 1988 Proclamation 5847

Facts and Statistics About Senior Citizens from the U.S. Census Bureau

Senior population in US (65+)
2006 37.2 million
2016 49.2 million
2060 (projected) 98 million

15% of US pop consists of people aged 65+
The 85+ pop is projected to be more than double in 2040
6.4 million 2011
14.6 million 2040

Senior women outnumber men by 5.7 million

Caregiving information:

Percent of people needing help with personal care by their age:

Age 65-74. 3%
Age 75-84 9%
Age 85+ 22%

28% of seniors live at home alone
34% of people 65+ report social security is their main source of income

”After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.”
~ Charlie Gonzalez

If you or someone you care about is a senior citizen in need of assistance.  Ask for help from family first.  If family lives too far or works too often, call us to schedule a No Obligation CAREConsult™ with a Love RightCare Service Representative.

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