On April 15, 2015, I suffered a stroke.
I was 74 years old at the time.
I found her at the foot of the bed standing
and she was saying, “I think I've had a
It left me paralyzed on my whole right side.
I saw my husband wheeling me around in a wheelchair
in a hospital.
I said, “No, I'm going to walk.
I'm going to be myself again.”
This wasn't going to beat me, that I was going
to beat it.
We were lucky in that we started rehab almost
Humana and SilverSneakers are really the catalyst
in everything that I do.
And SilverSneakers is like a tool.
Almost every single thing that I did in rehab
we had done in SilverSneakers prior.
I knew I could do it because I had done it before
and I was determined I was going to do it
Just because something puts you down doesn't
mean that you're out forever and she's a perfect
example of that.
And I'm still working every day.
And coming to SilverSneakers has really, really
inspired me to be 100%.
Movement for older adults is very important.
Things that you do in the gym should definitely
relate to your outside life.
Whether it be carrying groceries, whether
it be being able to lift and put something
on a shelf.
Trainers are wonderful.
They’re sweet girls.
We love them and they really just get the
best out of us and put a smile on our face
SilverSneakers gives older adults just the
opportunity to exercise in an environment
where they can also socialize.
We do weights.
We do lifting, legs, arms.
You name it.
It's a head to toe workout.
It's a mind exercise.
It keeps her sharp, it keeps her laughing,
it keeps her joking.
Everyone has a great time.
They're helping their body stay healthy, but
most of all they're having fun.
I found that being with my friends, working
out, got me to the place where I am today.
I have someplace to go.
I have people to see.
I just thank God every day that I'm healthy,
I can get here, and there's a reason for it.
I have a purpose every day.
SilverSneakers through Humana, it's just the
best thing that could happen to anybody 65