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Dear self as a senior citizen,

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As Bette Davis said ” Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” So here are a few words of advice to remember. Hopefully you will remember. Maybe you should print this and post it on the refrigerator. 

Stay physically active for as long as you can. If you quit using your body, it may quit on you. I know you don’t like exercising but you should consider walking, dancing or yoga.
No one is asking you to run a marathon. Although, we do think highly of people that do run marathons. Remember that time you ran in the Race for the Cure? Maybe next time, we’ll just volunteer.

Keep reading, writing and doing puzzles. All of those things will help to keep your mind sharp. 

Moisturizer. Moisturizer. Moisturizer. Just because you are old, doesn’t mean you have to look old. 

Someday, you may have to go to assisted living. It won’t be terrible if you socialize. So do not be a hermit.  

Thanks for listening. 

 

Love,

 

Me 

9 comments

  1. When I’m a senior citizen I have Every intention of being one of those little old ladies who wears purple dresses and red hats. The premise is from some children’s book and when I was a waitress, I used to have large groups of such ladies come in at lunch time together. They socialized, they carried on like high school girls and they refused to go into old age quietly, like it was some crappy fate as opposed to an excuse to be outrageous. They are definitely on to something! 🙂

  2. I think we need to include some fun on the list! How about, ‘Wear what you want, eat what you want.’? 😉
    Rachel
    redgreenandblue.wordpress.com

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