Senior Housing Connection

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors in 2018

Friday, January 05, 2018

The first step to accomplishing goals is setting them, and even in retirement, it’s important to stay physically and mentally active with some personal resolutions for the New Year. If you haven’t yet thought about some possible resolutions to set as you settle into your retirement community, consider the following goals for 2018:

Spend More Time with Family

Connecting with family as you get older can help you maintain a better mood and forge lifelong memories that will be special for you and your loved ones. In the coming year, you might resolve to see your family members more often, perhaps scheduling weekly family dinners for those who live close by.

Make New Friends

Social activity can be just as beneficial for your mental health as visits from family, and it’s never too late to meet new friends. In your retirement, you may find opportunities for social networking at community events, classes, or clubs where you enjoy the hobbies you never used to have time for.

Learn a New Skill

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument or master your skills in the kitchen? Retirement is the time to explore new hobbies and gain new skills, since this will not only keep your mind stimulated and active, but it will give you more ways to pass the time and enjoy life. In 2018, set a goal to learn one new skill by summer and another by the end of the year. You might be surprised what you can learn!

Practice an Old Hobby

Not only should you resolve to broaden your horizons and learn something new, but you should reconnect with hobbies that have made you happy in the past. Resolve to reexplore something you love, whether it’s a game you haven’t played in years or a creative hobby you’ve left on the shelf for a while.

When you’re surrounded by beautiful scenery with personal care when you need it in villa homes or senior independent & enriched living apartments located in Macedon, minutes from Fairport, it’s easy to keep up an active lifestyle and enjoy better health with each New Year. To see how good life can be at the senior living community of Parkwood Heights, click through our website or call us at (315) 986-9100.