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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

The start of a new year is an exciting time because it represents a new beginning.

During this time, it is common to create New Year’s Resolutions that serve as a personal goal or achievement that they hope to accomplish during the year. Although they have been seen as cliché as of late, New Year’s resolutions can be very effective ways to measure your personal growth and success through out the next 12 months.  New Year’s resolutions for seniors can be a great way to set goals and manifest the positivity that will be brought into their lives in the New Year.

New Years Resolution Ideas for Seniors

For seniors and baby boomers, New Year’s Resolutions can be a great way to better themselves and to make sure that their health is a priority. For other seniors, they can be a way to connect with their loved ones during a very pivotal time in their life. No matter what the end goal is, a New Year’s resolution can be made to tailor the seniors’ desires throughout the next year. Take a look at some wonderful New Year’s Resolutions that baby boomers can make to be the best version of themselves during this upcoming year.

  • Maintain a healthy relationship with family or friends. It can be challenging to continue to maintain a healthy relationship with your loved ones, especially when life throws new obstacles our way. Getting older, although it is a part of life, can interfere with relationships. By choosing to focus on relationships as a New Year’s resolution, seniors may feel a sense of fulfillment and happiness, leading to a better quality of life during this pivotal time in their life. More specific resolutions can include calling a family member or friend once a week, sending weekly or monthly letters or simply using a video chat service to talk with loved ones every month.
  • Eat healthier and paying more attention to nutrition or exercise is the perfect resolution for seniors. Pending an official evaluation form his or her doctor, formulating an exercise or diet plan is the perfect way to set a goal for the upcoming year. Perhaps it is as simply as focusing on eating more leafy greens or walking 15 minutes a day. Simply setting a goal to be in a healthier place during the New Year gives seniors the motivation that they may need.
  • In addition to a healthy body, it is important to walk through life with a healthy mind. Seniors can focus on meditation once or twice a week in the New Year to try to cope with their anxiety, depression, anger or general feelings.

Of course, New Year’s resolutions can be smaller, more simple tasks rather than a big life-altering shift. More simple resolutions include:

  • Drinking more water
  • Saying ‘I love you’ more
  • Showing appreciation for others
  • Losing weight
  • Becoming more positive
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Quitting the use of tobacco products
  • Watching less television
  • Reading more books

How to be Successful with New Year’s Resolutions

It can be challenging to set a goal that is attainable and achievable through out the next 12 months. In order to be successful with New Year’s resolutions, seniors must remember the following things:

  • New Year’s resolutions should be attainable, especially for elderly individuals. Setting a goal that is too far out of reach will only be disappointment and feelings of failure later. Set a goal that is achievable and attainable to avoid these feelings!
  • Keeping a journal of the successful days versus the unsuccessful days can help individuals feel a sense of accountability.
  • Sharing goals with others can help accountability as well. Putting goals out into the universe and saying them out loud solidifies that they are indeed goals rather than just dreams.
  • Planning ahead can help achieve the goals in question. Trying to eat healthier? Plan meals ahead to avoid caving and getting fast food in a pinch.
  • Remember that it is okay to mess up. We are only human! Recognize the signs of a set back and make a vow to continue on with the resolution the very next day.

 

Happy New Years!

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
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Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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