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    Posted January 18, 2013 by
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    Seniors Share Interesting Resolutions and Advice About Sticking to Them

     
    : We are now a few weeks into the New Year and many people are trying hard to stick to their resolutions. Even seniors in their 90s and 100s at Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living are using the New Year as a time to self-reflect and decide how to better themselves. They all agree on one thing, it does not hurt to make a resolution, and it is a good exercise to try and stick to it.

    “I think resolutions are very good ideas! They help a lot, especially if they help you improve yourself,” said 92-year-old Vinnie Giannone, Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living resident. “This year, I am working on keeping the faith, taking care of myself, my friends and my family, and ensuring my loved ones are safe and sound.”

    The seniors admit that it is not always easy to follow their resolutions, and sometimes they are short lived. However, they do believe that sticking to them for a few weeks or
    months helps in the long run.

    “We are all imperfect. We are all human, but it certainly does not hurt to make them,” said 100-year-old George Heideman, Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living resident. “When we make a resolution, it shows that we intend to do them.”

    At 100 years and 9 months old, George Heideman is writing a book about the U.S. Constitution, and that book is part of his resolution.

    “Resolutions are such silly subjects. Like every other fool, I make them too,” said Heideman. “I made them all my life and I never stuck to them. I have a lot of objectives this year and a lot of things I want to do. I am writing a book to help save the country, and my resolution is to work on my book.”

    The staff at Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living find it inspirational to hear about resolutions from the residents. The residents’ goals and dedication help to keep the staff on track.

    “I just love knowing what the residents hope to accomplish in the upcoming year,” said Lisa Gallagher, executive director for Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living. “They show me all the time that you are never too old to better yourself. I think we can all learn from their example.”

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