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Over 40 Bucket List
Just because you may be considered “over the hill” doesn’t mean that you need to act like it! There are many reasons to celebrate getting older, you know who you are and what you want. Don’t be afraid to go after it! Make this year the best one yet by making a list of all the new and exciting things you want to do. We’ve got some fun inspiration for things to try in the New Year… Even if you’re not 20 anymore!
1. Go to a concert
Choose an artist that you’ve always liked and look up their tour schedule. Don’t be bummed if they aren’t coming to your city – instead, go to them! This is a great excuse for a getaway, so pick a location that intrigues you and make a weekend of it. Oh, and don’t forget to sway your hips and sing along!
2. Learn something new
You know that hobby you’ve always wanted to try, but just never found the time? Well, make the time this year! Whether it’s painting with watercolors, kayaking, baking French pastries, salsa dancing or playing the piano, choose something that piques your interest and commit. Sign up for a class at your local community center or find a great YouTube channel and teach yourself. And remember, you don’t have to master this new skill – this should be purely for fun!
3. Volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about
Pick a cause that’s close to your heart and give back. Serve at a homeless shelter, read at a local elementary school, pack meals to send overseas, collect toy donations to bring to a children’s hospital. Doing something for others is one of the best ways to feel better about ourselves.
4. Learn about your family history
There’s no better time than now to dig into your ancestors’ past. The Internet makes it quite simple to delve beyond your family tree and learn more about who your ancestors really were. Don’t forget to record what you find – the rest of your family will thank you!
5. Eat at the top rated restaurant in your city
Spoil yourself and make a reservation at that restaurant that you’ve always heard great things about. And when you get there, don’t hold back. Enjoy the entire experience and truly indulge.
6. Do something that scares you
Try something that gets your heart racing. Add bonus points if it’s something you’ve never done! It could be as extreme as skydiving or zip-lining, or it could be something less dangerous, like singing karaoke in front of a crowd, skinny dipping or asking someone out on a date. Either way, doing something that scares you will make you feel more alive than ever before!
7. Forgive someone
One of the best parts of getting older is that drama doesn’t play a big role in your life anymore. You have a better perspective of what really matters. Use this maturity to let go of something big or small. Forgive someone who wronged you in the past and you’ll feel a sense of lightness and joy. Write them a letter, call them on the phone, or simply acknowledge the fact that you have let the negativity go.
8. Be a teacher
With your years of experience, there is surely something that you’re an expert in. Find someone eager to learn your skills – whether it be a baking killer chocolate chip cookie, woodworking or writing poetry – and pass your knowledge on. There are few things that will bring greater pride than being able to share something you are passionate about with someone who wants to learn.
Another thing to add to your bucket list is joining in the fun of our Club 40 and Nifty 50+ Club at Isle Casino Lula! With prizes, new friends and non-stop excitement, getting older is looking pretty good!
Every Thursday, guests 40 and older can receive a free buffet by earning 200 point on their Fan Club® card. Who said getting older isn’t fun?!
Nifty 50+ Club
Every Wednesday, guests 50 and older can earn 200 points using their Fan Club card and can receive a free buffet! It just doesn’t get much better than that!