0:02 On April 15, 2015, I suffered a stroke.
0:07 I was 74 years old at the time.
0:09 I found her at the foot of the bed standing and she was saying, “I think I've had a
0:17 It left me paralyzed on my whole right side.
0:20 I saw my husband wheeling me around in a wheelchair in a hospital.
0:23 I said, “No, I'm going to walk.
0:26 I'm going to be myself again.”
0:28 This wasn't going to beat me, that I was going to beat it.
0:31 We were lucky in that we started rehab almost immediately.
0:36 Humana and SilverSneakers are really the catalyst in everything that I do.
0:40 And Silver Sneakers is like a tool.
0:42 Almost every single thing that I did in rehab we had done in SilverSneakers prior.
0:47 I knew I could do it cause I had done it before.
0:50 And I was determined I was going to do it again.
0:52 Just because something puts you down doesn't mean that you're out forever and she's a perfect
0:56 example of that.
0:58 And I'm still working every day.
0:59 And coming to SilverSneakers has really, really inspired me to be 100%.
1:06 Movement for older adults is very important.
1:08 Things that you do in the gym should definitely relate to your outside life.
1:12 Whether it be carrying groceries, whether it be being able to lift and put something
1:16 on a shelf.
1:17 Trainers are wonderful.
1:19 They're caring.
1:20 They’re sweet girls.
1:22 We love them and they really just get the best out of us and put a smile on our face
1:27 every day.
1:28 SilverSneakers gives older adults just the opportunity to exercise in an environment
1:33 where they can also socialize.
1:35 We do weights.
1:37 We do lifting, legs, arms.
1:41 You name it.
1:42 It's a head to toe workout.
1:43 It's a mind exercise.
1:45 It keeps her sharp, it keeps her laughing, it keeps her joking.
1:50 It's fun.
1:51 Everyone has a great time.
1:52 They're exercising.
1:54 They're helping their body stay healthy, but most of all they're having fun.
1:57 I found that being with my friends, working out, got me to the place where I am today.
2:04 I have someplace to go.
2:06 I have people to see.
2:08 I just thank God every day that I'm healthy, I can get here, and there's a reason for it.
2:15 I have a purpose every day.
2:17 SilverSneakers through Humana--it's just the best thing that could happen to anybody 65
2:23 and older.