Earth has revolved around the sun for another 365 days, which means another year filled with new beginnings, adventures, and challenges ahead. But what better way to kick start the new year than by adding some goals and resolutions to accomplish? New Year’s resolutions were designed thousands of years ago to reflect on past mistakes and resolve to do better in the next year. Many people today still aim to follow through with their new year resolutions to accomplish a certain goal and add some fun to it too.

Millions of people of all ages today are making their list of new years resolutions. If you are looking for some inspiration, check out some common goals older adults are starting this year.

Exercise More Often

Exercise is a vital part of keeping a healthy mind and body. Simple things such as walking, dancing, and stretching can improve our well-being. Staying physically active can improve our balance, sleep, bones, muscles and decrease certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But always consult your doctor before trying any new exercise routines to ensure it is a safe fit for you.

Declutter Your Home

Many of us might be spending more time at home due to the colder weather and snow. Which is the perfect time to reevaluate your home’s safety and purge any unnecessary items we don’t need or use anymore. This can include:

  1. Donate old clothes, shoes, sheets, or towels
  2. Ensure hallways are decluttered of newspapers, electrical cords, or boxes
  3. Make sure wrinkled carpets and loose rugs are adjusted to prevent any falls

Start Something New

Starting a new routine or going on an adventure you’ve always been interested in is a great way to start the new year. From volunteering in your local community to keeping a gratitude journal. There are numerous ways to start your new year off right. Some suggestions are:

  1. Join an organization
  2. Meet someone new
  3. Travel
  4. See a concert or show
  5. Eat healthier
  6. Kick bad habits

The new year is a time to start new, plan and reach your goals. It’s never too late to do the things you want to do or dream of no matter your age. Or if you’re planning and looking into senior communities then be sure to give us a call and come in for a tour at the Hickman senior living community in West Chester, PA!

I’m always recommending The Hickman. As long-time residents in the area, this is our community. Living here has given my Dad a sense of belonging... a feeling of home.”

The staff here really do care. I enjoy the social aspects, and the food is excellent.”

Within the first week, my Dad settled in. Not long after that, he said one day 'I'm glad it was my idea to come here.”

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