Facts and Figures About Senior Citizens Released for Older Americans Month: May 2010
Census Bureau provides this annual update on the state of older Americans
A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country.Â In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition.
Here are todayâ€™s facts about senior citizens, compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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