Posted on March - 11 - 2013 1 Comment

After breaking his hip, Paul was living a sedentary life – until he found the Y.

“I cooked for the homeless in my church. I was preparing a meal and went out into the pantry to get a big pot. That’s when I slipped on a pan, fell down and broke my hip.”
Paul had surgery and went through rehab, but he missed his regular routine and fell into a state of depression. “I sat around watching TV and my hip got weaker. That’s when my wife and daughter-in-law suggested I go to the Y.”
Through regular workouts with a Y personal trainer, Paul was able to strengthen his body and accomplish the first of his many goals – climbing the stairs. “It makes me feel good. I’m accomplishing something.”
Every day, active older adults depend on the Y as a resource to enrich their lives, and develop new skills, interests and friends. By helping young people, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being; we build a stronger community every day.

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