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Hazel McCallion’s Take on New Year’s Resolutions

Reflections from our Chief Elder Officer
What are your resolutions for the new year?

It’s the age-old, end-of-year question we all ask ourselves. That moment of self-reflection when we set personal goals, and proclaim, either privately or to friends and family, how we will live better this year.
"What would the 90-year-old me think of this?"
Revera’s Chief Elder Office, 96-year old Hazel McCallion, has an original take on New Year’s resolutions. Focus on how you can make the word a better place today so when you are 90 years old, you can look back and say “I made a difference.”

“This new year, think about what you value, what provides you with meaning, and what kind of world you want to live in,” says Hazel. “Then, be purposeful about how you live every day. That’s how you can live a life that you’ll be happy to look back on when you’re in your 90s and beyond.”

So, what does Hazel value? For her, living well comes down to the three core principles: spending time on the things that really matter, volunteering in the community, and living each day with purpose.

This year, when deciding on your resolutions for 2018, consider asking the question: “What would the 90-year-old me think of this?”