Dates of Distinction: September

Are you looking for topics to write about in the month of September? Check out this blogpost, written by Ellen, one of our fantastic volunteer coordinators. These fun facts and dates in the month of September are great ways to get started writing, and the seniors love reading about them!

Thank you to our student and Facebook volunteers for sending in photos of your stunning cards and letters! These were made by Becky, Susan, Paula, Siri, and Diane!

September approaches... time to share back-to-school memories! Did you have a favorite and least favorite subject in school? Do you remember wearing brand-new clothes on the first day of school? Did you walk to school or ride the bus? Was there a special book which had an impact on you as a child? Did you attend college close to home or in a faraway place? Tell the seniors about it!

And here are some of September's quirky Dates of Distinction...pick a couple which you find interesting and share them (in stories and pictures) with our seniors:


~ September's gemstone is the Sapphire.


~ September's flower is the Aster or Morning Glory

Some fun, non-traditional September dates to share with the seniors:


September 3 is Skyscraper Day

September 4 is Wildlife Day

September 7 is Salami Day

September 9 is Teddy Bear Day

September 12 is Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 is Peanut Day

September 17 is Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 is Cheeseburger Day

September 21 is World Gratitude Day

September 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day

September 25 is Comic Book Day