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What's in store for you in 2019?

THE new year is fast approaching, again, so before December 31 arrives, why not take some time to work out what you want to achieve in 2019.

New year resolutions can sometimes be hard to work out, or easier just not to do. But, every new year really is a super time to look at you and around you to see if you can improve what you are doing and how you are doing it, whether its your health, diet, social interactions, phyiscal activities learning or travel, or all of them.

Here are just a few ideas that might help along the way of starting 2019 with a postitive approach:

  • Volunteer with your local community organisation.
  • Take up a new learning experience like joining in Tech Savvy Seniors, U3A or a local craft group.
  • Get involved in a modified seniors sport like Masters cricket or walking netball.
  • Learn a new outdoor activity such as lawn bowls or croquet.
  • Volunteer as a presenter with the local U3A.
  • Volunteer through your community organisation as a mentor.
  • Start a small vegetable garden on your balcony or in your backyard.
  • Register as an organ donor. Go to donatelife.gov.au/register-donor-today.
  • Find a house-mate. Talk to your Council or community organisation about how to do that.
  • Ring an old friend who you haven't contacted for a very long time, or write to them, and ask them how they are.
  • Start telling someone close to you, 'I love you', every day.
  • Review and update your retirement plan, or put one together now that you have had some time to settle into retirement.
  • Work on making a new friend every month in 2019, and then keep doing it well after the end of the year.
  • Live bold - happy, loudly, with joy, because we are all proud to be older Australians.