August doesn’t have a holiday to match the Fourth of July! But that’s not going to stop us from having some fun and celebrating some great observances. And while they may not be celebrated with BBQs, there are some pretty important things to commemorate this month, especially those that honor and help our community members!
Purple Heart Day – August 7th
You, someone you know, or someone in your community may be a Purple Heart recipient. It is one of our country’s highest honors, and it is essential today to take stock and appreciate those who have received this distinguished award. To all our veterans and those no longer with us, we give you an extra special thanks today!
National Book Lovers Day – August 9th
When’s the last time you sat down with a good book? Well, even if it was yesterday, today is a great day to continue the mind-healthy habit of reading or pick up a book and get to it if you haven’t in a while. Reading is essential for anyone who wants to improve their mind, knowledge, and possibly even happiness. Reading is a powerful thing. So today, let’s all try to become book lovers!
National Thrift Shop Day – August 17th
This is such a fun holiday! We’ll have more about this in our Montessori section below, but it is important to remember the vital part donating and reusing plays in our society. Not only does giving what you don’t need help others, but it also helps you as well. So take today to declutter a bit and ship off those old duds to the thrift shop!
World Senior Citizen’s Day 2021 – August 21st
What a fantastic day…especially for us here at Arbor Springs! We want to celebrate all of our senior citizens today and acknowledge the strength, wisdom, and personality they bring to our wonderful community. Y’all are the reason we are here, and we love doing our part to help all of our seniors every day.
National Grief Awareness Day – August 30th
Our whole country went through so much last year and continues to do so. Looking even more local, our tight community also suffered its share of loss and grief. Now is an excellent time to remember that grief is natural and also a process. Everyone deals with it differently. So on National Grief Awareness Day, remember to be extra supportive of others and yourself.
National Immunization Awareness Month
This is particularly important for our entire country right now. As we all work together, it is so important to get educated and understand the value and urgency of the COVID-19 vaccine. While you may have been vaccinated, use your story to inspire those around you who have not. We are all in this together!