You are never too old for a party. Just look at our Queen. She was up for everything, and I’m sure she would have attended many more events if her health had allowed it.

Hopefully, you agree that the Jubilee celebrations provided us with lots to get excited about and for after a challenging couple of years. Whether you enjoyed the television coverage, took part in a street party or simply had the chance to relax for a few days  – spirits were lifted.

I also believe that we are never too old to try something new. Look at the fabulous Izzy, who is making the most of her retirement. Then there is the fantastic Georgie, who joined a Pilates retreat recently, and who I’m trying to persuade to write a few words to share with you.

But why Should You Try New Things?

Well, we can all get a little fed up with the routine and the daily stuff that needs our attention. For example, eating the same foods and going to the same places – even taking the same route. So, you can see how easy it could be to give your world a little shake-up, and here are ten ways I’ve come up with.

  1. Sign up for a health and wellbeing course or something just for fun.
  2. Try new food, cook a dish you’ve never tried, or book that new restaurant.
  3. Switch up your exercise routine and jog backwards instead of forwards – seriously, that is a thing!
  4. Invite friends around for breakfast instead of dinner, or do afternoon tea in the garden with your best crockery.
  5. Take a walk around the local markets – buy a cheese you’ve not tried before or flavoured sausages from the butcher.
  6. Learn a language, and I’ve heard great things about the Duolingo app. Alternatively, watch a film with subtitles.
  7. Go to the cinema, find an outdoor cinema. Or watch a film at home that is not ‘really’ your thing; who knows, you might enjoy it.
  8. Visit a local gallery or museum – go old school and borrow a book from the library (where you might also find a film or audiobook).
  9. Make a photo album, perhaps of a recent family event – a street party or something else.
  10. Do something you’ve always wanted to do!

Benefits of trying something new include meeting new people and increased confidence and motivation. And depending on what you try, your brain will also thank you for it. Plus, it gives you a new or different perspective and stretches the mind, body and soul.

Don’t let ‘if only’ stop you.

If you’re saying if only Jenny. So, if only my knee didn’t hurt, or my shoulder wasn’t frozen. Then we are here for you because we don’t believe age or your body should stop you from doing the things you love and doing them for as long as you want. Equally, trying something new! So, call 01722 415 055 to make an appointment and take the first step to trying something new or doing something you love more easily.

If seventy years on the throne has shown us anything, it’s that you CAN adapt and still have FUN in your 90s. So, don’t wait, decide now how you will have more fun?