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A chance to better yourself in the new year

It seems the older you get the faster time flies.

For you young people out there, if you haven’t experienced this yet take note, you soon will. Another year has passed and I hope you have all accomplished all your goals you set for the year.

Now a new year is upon us. This time of the year is when many people set resolutions. This is always a good thing to do and even better if you stick to them.

Here are some ideas for some New Year’s resolutions that I think make sense and would be easy to stick to.

1. Laugh more: So go ahead and enjoy those funny videos your grandchildren share with you on Facebook, watch your favorite comedies on TV with friends, and share stories about something that made you laugh today with someone else who will laugh with you. Because, just by having a laugh with those you love, you will have a better quality of life.

2. Move more: I know you already know it’s important to stay active through exercise. But did you know, regular exercise doesn’t just make your body stronger, healthier and more vibrant – but also  reduces your stress level and energizes your mood, having a positive effect on your mind and emotions. With these positive benefits of regular exercise — your body and mind will stay active — allowing you to more effectively manage symptoms of illness or pain, maintain your independence within your own home, as well as ultimately extend the length of your own life.

3. Make healthier food choices: Each year, “making a habit out of healthy eating” tops a lot of New Year’s resolutions lists, and for good reason!

4. Be your own cheerleader:  Be kind to yourself. Anytime you take positive steps or actions toward your goals, even just a little bit, remember to reward yourself! Life is too short, cut yourself some slack.  Life is what we make it. Have fun, join us at the Senior Center and we can all have fun together. See you next year!

Upcoming Events

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi,  9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise  with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.;  Cards (Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.;

Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.;

Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: S.A.I.L., 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping pong 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Tuesday Bridge

Dec. 19, five tables

1st Orrion Rosien, 1st Barb Engebritsen; 2nd Vandy Newman, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Joyce Crowe; 4th Bill Momsen, 4th Larry Crowe; Tie 5th Ron Peters; 5th Edna Knobbe, 5th Lorraine Lippert, 5th Rick Stroup

Tuesday 500

Dec. 19, two tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Roman Kitkuts, 3rd Barb Dickman

Friday 500

Dec. 22, two tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Russ Vaale, 4th Barb Dickman.

Pinochle

Dave Solomonson