Each of our
Senior Citizens regardless of race, color, or creed, is entitled to:
The right to be useful.
The right to obtain employment, based on merit.
The right to freedom from want in old age.
(4) The right to a fair share of the
community's recreational, educational, and medical resources.
(5) The right to obtain decent
housing suited to needs of later years.
(6) The right to the moral and
financial support of one's family so far as is consistent with the best
interest of the family.
(7) The right to live independently,
as one chooses.
(8) The right to live and die with
(9) The right of access to all
knowledge as available on how to improve the later years of life.
Obligations of the Aging
aging, by availing themselves of educational opportunities, should
endeavor to assume the following obligations to the best of their
The obligation of each citizen to prepare himself to become and resolve
to remain active, alert, capable, self-supporting, and useful so long as
health and circumstances permit and to plan for ultimate retirement.
The obligation to learn and apply sound principles of physical and
The obligation to seek and develop potential avenues of service in the
years after retirement.
The obligation to make available the benefits and experience of his
The obligation to endeavor to make himself adaptable to the changes
added years will bring.
The obligation to attempt to maintain such relationships with family,
neighbors, and friends as will make him a respected and valued
counselor throughout his later years.