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Every year, people around the world make New Year’s Resolutions

They are generally resolving to improve their lives, by giving up a particular bad habit or changing an unhealthy pattern of behaviour.

Some New Year’s Resolutions for Senior Citizens.

Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean you should give up on planning for the future. Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas that can help a senior citizen live their best life:
Resolve to learn how to play video games.

Want to bond with your grandchildren? Ask them to help you learn their favourite video games. Not only will it give you a connection with them, it can also help engage your brain and improve your hand-eye coordination.

Eat dessert first

If you’re in otherwise good health, there’s nothing wrong with having a sweet treat ahead of – or in lieu of – dinner. Life is short: enjoy yourself while you can.

Make more friends

As we reach our golden years, our friends may sadly may not always survive as long as we do. Our children and grandchildren can also become preoccupied with their own lives. As a result, elderly people can often feel isolated and alone.

Making new friends can be scary, but it’s completely possible. If you have a hobby you enjoy like woodworking or playing chess look for others who share those interests. Join a club or take a class where you might meet people with similar interests. You can even do like the millennials and make friends online.

I will not act my age

Society seems to have a lot of rules about what aging should look like. Older women are supposed to cut their hair short and get it set into curls once a week. Older men start wearing short-sleeved polyester-blend button-down shirts.

Everyone, regardless of gender, wears safe neutral colours. You don’t have to dress like your grandparents did, though. If you like having long hair, leave it long. If you’ve always wanted a tattoo, get one. If you’re of retirement age, you’re the only one who has a say in what you ‘should’ look like.

I resolve to surprise my family

Sometimes our families get used to us acting a certain way. Remind them that you’re never too old to surprise them. Learn how to rap. Begin texting them memes. Take a jazz class.

Contrary to popular belief, old dogs can learn new tricks!

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