New Year's Resolutions for Seniors - Charlotte Today - 12/27/19 New Year's Resolutions for Seniors provides purpose. A recent study showed that having purpose helps you live longer. People without purpose are more than twice as likely to die. It's more indicative of longevity than gender, race, or education. And it's more important than decreasing risk of death than reducing drinking, smoking, or exercising regularly. We explore the topic on Charlotte Today.