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Honor Your Elders, Today is National Senior Citizens Day

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In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared August 21 National Senior Citizens Day. He intended it to be a day when we recognize the contributions of our elders, spend a little time with them, and generally be good people, because those are the kinds of things that good people do.

To honor this day, here are some videos of fabulous old folk dancing, singing and acting to remind us that being in your golden years doesn't mean losing your groove.

Here's Ellen Albertini Dow, Southern California's own rappin' granny, performing in "The Wedding Singer:"

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According to YouTube, this dancin' granny is 103 (we have no way to verify the claim):

And we would be remiss if we left out a scene from "Grumpy Old Men:"