WEST CHESTER (August 21, 2020) – State Senator Andy Dinniman today offered words of encouragement to Chester County senior citizens in honor of World Senior Citizens Day on August 21st.

Founded in 1988, World Senior Citizens Day serves to celebrate the senior population while simultaneously raising awareness of the conditions many older people face. The day puts a special focus on recognizing individual seniors’ accomplishments and participation in their communities.

“The senior citizens of our area were and are the changemakers in many of our communities, and are worthy of celebration and recognition,” Dinniman said. “Now and always, it’s important that we listen to their lessons, learn from their experiences, and act on the wisdom they impart from their personal and professional lives of service and success.”

Dinniman’s message coincided with the broader ideals of World Senior Citizens Day, which give attention to ending hunger, poverty, and abuse for the elderly. He also recognized the state of the world for seniors during this time.

“The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our senior communities and senior populations, who are at heightened risk,” Dinniman said. “This puts even greater importance on this year’s World Senior Citizens Day, as we fight to ensure their health and safety and that of every member of our community.”