Parks and Recreation Director
South Boston, Virginia
SENIOR EXERCISE GROUP
Who are these people so energetic, vibrant, loving and seemingly
without a care, who greet and hug me as if was a teddy bear.
Smiles, Hugs/handshakes going everywhere who are these
people who greet you, and actually happy that you are there.
How are you, where have you been, glad you are better, and welcome back my friend.
The Recreation Center has become a church without a steeple,
and through the doors come so many good people.
Some walk and talk, while others walk and silently pray for whatever
it is they need today.
Weights clatter, and the users fill the weight room with gleeful chatter, and some gather just to hear the silly things that Seymour will say.
And for the Lazy one’s Ms. Mitch will lovingly say, you ain’t done nothing today at least walk a few laps before you sit
down or go in there to play.
Exercising is never a bore, while some walk others play cornhole
in the middle of the floor. And our pool player’s men and women all pair up to play, and that’s where they spend most of their day.
In their own time, and in their own way these adults have become children again as they laugh and play.
And I just do my best to be helpful and to stay out of their way.