New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Years Resolutions for SeniorsAs a new year is upon us, a lot of us are thinking about how we can start the year off right, and what resolutions we should focus on.

As you age, it’s normal for your priorities and goals to change and in turn, for you to take a different direction for the upcoming year that’s ahead.

If you’re looking for direction or suggestions, to help you get on the right path for 2015, here are some tips and tricks that will lend a helping hand:

Get Tech Savvy – As your grandchildren and your own kids start adapting to new technologies – whether it’s a new app for their phone or the latest portable laptop – it’s essential that you don’t get ‘left behind’. In fact, asking them for help could actually be a great way to bond with your family. Just think: once you’re educated in key technology, you’ll be able to interact with them in a way that they are accustomed to – by means of text messaging, social media, email, etc.

Spend more time with your family – Your children have busy lives – more likely than not, they have their hands full with work, taking care of their own children, and more! As a result, it’s important to make an extra effort to schedule family gatherings. Take the initiative and call them to set up a time where you all can get together and invite them over to your retirement residence. It could be as simple as dinner or playing a board game. In addition, Palisades on the Glen offers a lot of events throughout the month to the public such as shows and day trips so try to get your children participating in those as well.

Plan Ahead – This is one of the more difficult assignments for any senior to deal with. It’s crucial that you speak to your immediate family and discuss plans regarding your finances, living situation – and all the other fine details, if your health happens to take a turn for the worst. For example who will be the person in your family that will be the primary caregiver? Who will be responsible for items such as medication and doctor appointments? When it comes to finances, it’s never too early to start thinking and talking about estate planning and wills. By doing this in advance with your family, you can give them all peace-of-mind and make them fully prepared for what can occur down the road.

See, making new year’s resolutions is quite easy! But sticking by them is a very long and hard process. To help you stick to your resolutions, it’s always a good idea to have someone that can hold you accountable. Furthermore, be sure to visualize the end result and remind yourself of your resolutions every single day.

We at Retirement Life Communities hope you all have a great new year and wish you much prosperity and happiness in 2015!

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