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New Year's Eve resolutions from centenarians

Anchor residents Theresa Ryan (age 104), Joan Spiller (100: above, top) and Dot Akerman (99: above, bottom) share their New Year’s Resolutions on how to live a long and happy life:

Be ambitious: the more you put into life, the more you get out of it. If you work hard then that attitude will keep you motivated and help you achieve great things in your life, which you can look back on with pride

Pursue your passions: look after yourself and your own happiness by finding time for yourself, to do what you love. Whatever you enjoy, whether it’s art, music, getting out and about or going to the theatre, your hobbies help keep your mind and body full of life

Always be kind: to yourself and others, and try to help out as best you can. Not only will this help other people but you’ll also feel good, and you'll find yourself enjoying life more

Be content: growing older and learning from life's experiences is a journey that has its ups and downs, but being at peace with yourself and celebrating all the positives in your life is the most important thing

Eat well: take the time for some old-fashioned cooking. Make sure you include veggies in your everyday meals, they’re key to a long and happy life!

Stay sociable: try to keep in close touch with family and friends, and also build new friendships along the way. Having good people around you feels great at any age, so make sure you value the people you have in your life and the memories and adventures you share with them

Spend time with younger generations: we can learn so much from our children’s and grandchildren’s generations. We’ve got so many differences we can all share with each other and learn from. Spending time with other generations has helped keep us active, aware and connected to the world

Keep active: as much as you can, spend some time in the great outdoors. There’s nothing quite like having some fresh air and it also helps keep you fit and healthy, and helps you meet new people

What do you think of these? Do you have any of your own to share? 

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