YMCA Older Adult Senior Spotlight Dorothy Ferguson

This month’s Senior Spotlight shines on a Euclid woman whose positive attitude and hard work has made a difference in her quality of life.  Dorothy Ferguson, 71,  has Lupus, a disease that causesfatigue, muscular pain and immunity issues.  However, since Dorothy began her wellness journey at the Euclid YMCA back in 2014 and has added a regular regimen of exercise to her healthy routine, she and her doctors are pleased with the results. 

Dorothy attributes her general health improvements to her participation in YMCA Older Adult programs, her doctor and her commitment to a healthier diet and lifestyle.  “I couldn’t lift my arms and had issues with muscle stiffness balance and flexibility”.  Now she sites improvements with all of these ailments and issues. 

Dorothy said, “Yes, I still have Lupus, but know body knows. Plus, I have better frame of mind and my immune system has improved too”.  She adds, “that aside, I especially like our staff, has made lots of new friends and best of all she is having FUN!”

 So join Dorothy at the Euclid Senior Center . . .  and start feeling better, make friends and simply have more fun.

 Euclid YMCA Older Adults Welcomes New Members: Linda Mason; Melvin Brown; Cyndi Bench and Catherine Zbicgren.

YMCA Older Adult Programs for November 2018:

Monday: 8:30 Line Dancing Beginner; 9:00 Line Dancing Advanced; 10:00 Fitness Over 50; @;30 Zumba Gold

Tuesday: 9:00 SilverSneakers Classic; 10:00 SilverSneakers Circuit

Wednesday: 9:00 Fitness Over 50; 10:00 SilverSneakers Classic

Thursday: 10:00 SilverSneakers Cardio & Gentle Stretch;  Noon SilverSneaker Stretch & Balance - June Taylor will be leading this new exercise class starting November 8th and it will be held every Friday.

Friday:9:00 SilverSneakers Classic; 10:00 Fitness Over 50;

Life Extension Lunch Scheduled:  Pre-Thanksgiving, Plant-based Pot Luck Brunch

On Thursday, November 15th from 11:30pm till 1pm Euclid YMCA Older Adults will hold its third “Life Extension, Plant-based Potluck.  Nearly 60 members enjoyed a delicious meat-free potluck brunch at our last brunch.  These brunches are designed help introduce tasty healthier alternatives to meat products and other animal-based foods. 

Mayor’s 50 Lap Challenge Update

61 Euclid Senior Center members are racking up laps toward completing their 50 Lap goal by November 5th.  Each member completing 50 laps will have walked the equivalent of 10 miles. 

YMCA Older Adult Healthy Quote For November 2018“5% OF CUMULATIVE LIFE HAPPENS IN ADULTHOOD COMES FROM LESS THAN 10 DECISIONS, TOTAL.”

Larry Griffin

Larry Griffin, interim executive director, Euclid YMCA.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 12:06 PM, 11.04.2018