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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.” – President Ronald Reagan
August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, a day for people to recognize the achievements and contributions that have been made by senior citizens throughout their lives, and an occasion to celebrate their wisdom. It is also an opportunity to advocate for the rights of seniors throughout the world.
The origin is rooted back to August 19, 1988, when President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847, which designated August 21 of each year as a day to celebrate elderly persons.
This National Senior Citizens Day, celebrate the elderly by:
• Visiting with your grandparents
• Taking your grandparents out to do an activity or for a meal
• Help your grandparents or other elderly individuals with anything they may require assistance with
• Volunteer at a nursing home
When it comes to the elderly, nursing home patients are some of the most vulnerable individuals. There dependence on others for care often times makes them susceptible to nursing home negligence.
If you see something or suspect negligence or abuse may be occurring, say something by contacting an experienced attorney who can help investigate the situation further.
Our experienced nursing home negligence attorneys will not only investigate the nursing home and staff to determine if neglect or abuse is occurring, but they will also help you in finding a new, safe home for your loved one.
If you suspect a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter at (407) 712-7300 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.