In honor of Presidents Day, we present a potpourri of pontifications, promises kept and personal pursuits of our nation’s Presidents (and one First Lady).
Quotes about aging and older adults:
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.” – Ronald Reagan
“Tranquility is the old man’s milk.” – Thomas Jefferson
“One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens.” – Barack Obama
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Who was the President of the United States when…?
…the Social Security Act was passed (1935) – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
…the first White House Conference on Aging was held (1961) – President John F. Kennedy
- Skinny-dipping in the Potomac – John Quincy Adams
- Cockfighting – Andrew Jackson
- Big-game hunting – Teddy Roosevelt
- Raising cattle – Dwight Eisenhower
- Bowling – Richard Nixon
- Birthday sky-diving – George H.W. Bush
How well do you know the Presidents?
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