On the first day of January, people everywhere are kicking their resolutions into high gear. Most of them don’t sound like much fun though — like cutting out chocolate, scaling back on spending, or getting up at the crack of dawn to exercise.
What if you made a resolution to celebrate the seniors you know and love this year?
What if you thought about all the seniors you know — grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings, neighbors, teachers, friends — and decided to enjoy every minute spent with them in the coming year?
What if you decided to learn from them, to listen to their stories?
Here are a few ideas to celebrate seniors this year:
- Do an interview. Ask them about their first kiss, first job, the birth of their first child, memorable travels, a favorite recipe.
- Do something nice, just because. Send them flowers, their favorite treats, a book, or a handwritten note. (And preferably not on their birthday — surprises are more special.)
- Do good. Ask if there is something you can help with, like reading through or making sense of Medicare forms, buying stamps, winterizing the home, or driving them to the grocery store.
Your turn: What would you add to the list?