Seniors take life one day at a time
Becky Phillips isn't planning to make any sweeping changes in the new year.
She and her husband, Bob, who've been married 71 years and are both 94, like things just as they are.
"Resolutions? They never work out," said Bob Phillips.
"I live a wonderful life as it is. We live a wonderful life and don't want to mess it up," said Becky Phillips.
The Phillips' and fellow members of the Young at Heart senior citizen group which meets every Tuesday in Charlestown, talked about their plans for the new year last week.
Rosie Bott oversees Young at Heart and organizes events and activities for the group. She is 75. "You gotta keep moving. I gave up making resolutions at 65. They never work," said Bott.
Irma Boulton, 97, still drives to Charlestown weekly to play cards with the Phillips' and others. "I just take what comes. I've been pretty lucky," said Boulton.
Kathy Pumpaly is 67. She stays away from making resolutions. "I never make one. I wouldn't keep it anyhow," said Pumpaly.
Juanita Green isn't resolving to do anything. But she's hoping. "I'm hoping that I can stay well," said Green who is 82. Judy Nataloni is 77. Her plan in 2017 isn't complicated. "I want to be 78," she said. Edna Winters is 90. She's also a former model who uses olive oil to maintain her youthful appearance. "I grew up in the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He dedicated my high school," said Winters. She also isn't making any resolutions. "It's not my plan. I have a lot to be thankful for," said Winters.
At 74, Faith Weatherington has resolved to make no more resolutions. Mary Jane Culbertson doesn't want to reveal her age. But however old she is, she resolves to make it to the next year. Marshall Purner is 89. He's watching every move President-elect Trump makes. "I'm hoping Trump does a good job," said Purner.
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