GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — While it can be a struggle, most people can agree: eating healthy and staying active is key to a long and vibrant life.
If you question that statement, let Del Crowe be an example.
At 97 years old, Del credits his good health to the water aerobics.
Three times a week, Del wakes up and heads over to water aerobics class at Clark Retirement Center. Del never misses a class.
“I like to do it, that’s the number one thing,” said Del. “I can do it without any great exertion on my legs or any other part of my body. So it’s good for me to do that.”
Del says he also returns to “check on the ladies,” but also because of the community atmosphere.
“I definitely think that he’s an inspiration for other residents who see him coming into the pool every day,” said Kensey Maurer, wellness specialist at Clark Retirement. “It shows he’s very dedicated and passionate about coming to swimming.”
His trainer Kensey says there are several fitness classes for residents to take. However for Del, water aerobics has been going just swimmingly.
“In Del’s case, he was complaining about arthritis in his knees, so we try to do a lot of walking, we try to do a lot of leg strengthening exercise to alleviate some of that pressure off of his knees,” said Maurer. “So it’s nice to be able to cater to each of the individual resident’s needs during class time.”
So, whether you are 97 or 27, or anywhere in between, let Del be your dose of inspiration to get up and get moving.
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