John D.

Bremerton Family YMCA

After John suffered from a stroke, his pace of life was forced to slow down. But the stroke didn't slow down his charismatic personality. Every day, John comes to the Y for his health, but stays for the social interactions.
"He is purposefully late to SilverSneakers classes," said Leslie, YMCA instructor. "His experience here is purely social. He's drink coffee and chats with everyone until warm ups are over, and then heads to class."
John may be perpetually late to every class at the Y, but he never misses a day. "I come to the Y to chat with friends, drink coffee, and flirt with the ladies," said John.