Saluting Our Seniors

We salute all Kaplan residents in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day – a time to honor
and recognize your unique achievements and contributions. It’s also a time to set your sight on
something new.
People are living longer, more fulfilling lives than ever. If you have a particular goal in mind,
why not go for it? We can provide the support you need!
10 Notable Seniors Who Reinvented Themselves:

  • Gladys Burrill ran a marathon, at age 92
  • Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mt. Fuji, at age 100
  • Grandma Moses started painting, at age 76
  • William Ivy Baldwin tightrope walked across a canyon, at age 82
  • John Glenn went to space, at age 77
  • Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch went to the North Pole, at age 89
  • Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida, at age 64
  • Peter Roget invented the thesaurus, at age 73
  • Colonel Sanders started KFC, at age 65
  • Noah Webster completed his American Dictionary of the English Language, at age 66
  • See the entire list at
  • Even if you haven’t run a marathon lately, we appreciate the positive impact you’ve had on our

friends, family and neighbors. Hats off to you, for all you do!

Appreciating You
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21
as National Senior Citizens Day.
“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
(Who, by the way, entered politics at age 55.)

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