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 causes fatigue, 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.
The Euclid YMCA provides Active Older Adult programming at the Euclid Senior Center located at 1 Bliss Lane, Euclid OH 44123. The programs are offered with the support and cooperation from the City of Euclid staff members Mac Stephens, recreation director and Bob Payne, Manager of the Euclid Senior Center. Guests are welcome to attend their first class for free. Anyone interested in more information, can attend a class at 10 am Monday through Friday. Please arrive 15 minutes before the class to sign in and get oriented.
Euclid YMCA Older Adults Welcomes New Members: Linda Mason; Melvin Brown; Cyndi Bench and Catherine Zbicgren.
Larry Griffin is the Interim Executive Director for the Euclid YMCA. He has served in the role since mid November 2017. Although, the Y building closed in May of this year, the YMCA volunteers and staff are still working hard to provide programs in community spaces. Thank you for the opportunity to get the message out to Euclid residents.