Northeast seniors honored during National Senior Citizens Day

Posted September 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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Zumba Mania. Northeast’s senior citizens celebrate National Senior Citizens Day in style by participating in a Zumba dance class at the Don Bosco Senior Center. Both Don Bosco and Glennon Place Nursing Center teamed up to host activities for the seniors. For more pics and the full story, check out Page 3. Leslie Collins

 

Northeast News
September 5, 2012 

From bingo to Zumba to a finance class, Historic Northeast’s senior citizens participated in a variety of activities for National Senior Citizens Day Aug. 21.

The Don Bosco Senior Center and Glennon Place Nursing Center partnered together to celebrate the holiday.

In 1988, Congress designated Aug. 21 as National Senior Citizens Day and President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in observance of the event.

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute,” Reagan said. “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.”

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Celebrating our seniors. Senior citizens from across Historic Northeast gathered to celebrate National Senior Citizens Day Aug. 21 at the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo. Activities included several rounds of bingo, a Zumba class and a workshop on how to manage one’s finances. Glennon Place Nursing Center hosted the bingo, giving out numerous prizes, including a housecleaning kit. Glennon also handed out freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Leslie Collins