‘I’ve Met No Strangers Here’

Roslyn Davidson-Riley was an avid walker but her doctor cautioned her against walking on cement. So, with her Silver Sneakers Membership, Roslyn started walking the track at the Eastside Family YMCA. She had a friend who was a member there, but she quickly made new friends who invited her to join more activities.

“A couple ladies started talking to me on the track,” Roslyn says. “We started sharing a bit about our lives and became friends.” That’s when they invited Roslyn to come to class in the small pool. “I was so happy.”

Roslyn said she’s met a lot of nice people and really loves her classes.

“It’s a wonderful place to come for your workout,” she says of the YMCA, “but relationships can really be built because of the nice people you meet here.”

Roslyn recalls how her classmates sang “Happy Birthday” to her in both of her morning pool classes. They even brought in a plastic cake.

With a big smile, Roslyn sums up her experience: “I’ve met no strangers here.”

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