Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. According to the latest demographics for Linn's, their average reader is 66-years-old. The American Philatelic Society says the average age of their members is around 65.

So I think it's safe to say most stamp collectors are definitely older americans.

Older Americans Month originated with a presidential proclamation in May 1963 and has been proclaimed by presidents each year since. Last year, President Bush stated, “Older Americans teach us the timeless lessons of courage, sacrifice and love. By sharing their wisdom and experience, they serve as role models for future generations. During Older Americans Month, we pay tribute to our senior citizens and their contributions to our nation.”

For more about Older Americans from the U.S. Census Bureau, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM