We at Greatwood Retirement are all so excited about the Texercise Program that I have needed to purchase additional 1-pound weights for our afternoon chair aerobics class. We have many seniors who are over the age of 80 — and many in their 90s — who participate daily.
The oldest, who is 97 years young, attends the chair aerobics class every weekday. She told me that before she began the classes she could not step up into her son's SUV without quite a bit of assistance. After months of our chair aerobics, her children were delighted to see that she could climb into the car without help.
Unfortunately, she had a fall and fractured her hip. Motivated and determined after surgery, she is back at Greatwood Retirement and is looking forward to continuing Texercise. She tells me that "it's fun to do chair aerobics." (By the way, we exercise to the music of John Philips Sousa.)
The Texercise program has encouraged so many of our Greatwood residents to participate in our daily chair aerobics or to walk around the building with the pedometers that you have generously provided.
Thank you for a wonderful program.
— Elizabeth Varela
Activities Director of Greatwood Retirement
Updated: April 8, 2013