Both Jack and I have volunteered at the hospital since shortly after we retired here 20 years ago. I had always been short of breath. A pulmonologist recommended pulmonary rehab. I wasn’t enthused because as a sedentary person, I was much happier sitting down and not moving, but my lungs needed to move. I completed the course, improved my steps by 1,400 steps, and lost 42 pounds! Now I go twice a week to the hospital and exercise under the supervision of a nurse, who is just so encouraging and wonderful. You build a rapport not only with the staff, but with all the other people you exercise with. I just turned 82 and I am more active now than I have ever been.
“We are so blessed to have this hospital. Most anything you need can be done here. They’ve made it possible to live an active life.” – Jean
I’ve always been very active. When I started having some problems, I went to the cardiologist. After eight months he said I should have a bypass. So I did. Back here in rehab the girls worked hard with me and watched my progress. They do a marvelous job. They put me back out there playing tennis and doing all the things I was doing before. After I needed a second heart surgery, I was back here doing rehab all over again. And once again, they did a wonderful job. I play tennis three times a week, and I really enjoy it.
“Our hospital has always been very community oriented and a very comfortable place to go.” – Jack