We asked people 50 and older at the Darien Park District Community Center and GreenFields of Geneva the following question:Did you make a New Year's resolution and have you been successful?

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Carmen Molfese, 72, Darien

Lose weight was one of them and try to travel more. Losing weight when you are a senior (is difficult). Your metabolism goes down. My grandson eats three dishes and nothing. Not me.

 

Mike Cott, 61, Darien

I didn't make one. I never succeeded with the other ones. It takes 50 years to learn that lesson.

 

Leo Arvanitakisn, 85, Darien

I made one — to survive the next five years. So far I'm doing it.

 

Linda Cox, 75, Darien

Well, my only thought is I'd like to try to be more understanding. I'm trying to work on that and it's going pretty good.

 

Ed Kasanders, 66, Darien

This year I just didn't think about it. I (made a resolution) to quit smoking six years ago. It was easy. I had to get rid of my trigger — morning coffee. The doctor said "go have your coffee at McDonald's, you can't smoke there." It worked.

 

Betty Pertile, 75, Darien

My resolutions were to try to lose weight and not drink any more wine. I did go to the YMCA today, but I didn't keep that other one. I don't know why, maybe it's a habit. I'm trying though.

 

Margo and Robert Buti, 65 and 67, Darien

Margo: No, I never stick to it. I do for a little then I forget it. I never make one.

Robert: We both have been trying to lose some weight.

Margo: We're still working on it.

Robert: It's easier in Florida because you can be outside.

 

Mike and Vi Barretto, 86 and 76, Geneva

To maintain a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and mental health.

 

Helen Meints, 79, Geneva

(My resolution is) to think positively each day. In doing this it will help spread the positive spirit to all I touch.

 

Marilyn Nelson, 76, Geneva

My best resolution is to live in the moment and make decisions that will be the best for me and for my loved ones.

 

Carolyn Siebens, 77, Geneva

My resolution is to be a better person, wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, and friend. I try to do this every day of my life.

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