When some people think of Put-in-Bay, they think about the wild weekend parties in the summer. Other people think of the quiet family getaways. But a ton of people who make their way to Put-in-Bay during the summer are senior citizens! We honor and celebrate our older visitors on August 21st for a special Senior Citizens Day!
National Senior Citizens Day was created to give back to the seniors that have impacted our lives and those who have already given so much. Changing demographics due to improved healthcare have enabled our older citizens to contribute more years of productivity than ever before. This has allowed many to seek second careers and serve as role models for the younger generations. For all that they have done, we owe our seniors our thanks and gratitude. Back in 1988 former President Ronald Reagan was honoring seniors when he signed Proclamation 5847.