At 80 years old he attributes his health to coming to the Y. He says, "Get active, do as much as you can. A little bit is better than nothing."
As part of the Board of Directors that started the North Webster Community Center, Larry was the first Y member at the North Webster Branch of the YMCA in March of 2004. About 2 years ago, his doctor told him that he was borderline diabetic. He didn't want to take medication so he asked if exercise and diet could take care of it and made up his mind that that was what he was going to do. He lost 34 lbs in a 6 month period and has maintained that weight loss for two years. At 80 years old he attributes his health to coming to the Y. He motivates himself by weighing himself every morning. He comes to the Y in the mornings Monday through Friday and occassionally on Saturday to walk on the treadmill for 2 miles and do upper body strength training. In the winter, when he's in Florida, he goes to the Y there every day. He says, "Get active, do as much as you can. A little bit is better than nothing."
Dave Hewitt, Managing Director of the North Webster Branch, says, "Larry has continued to stay very involved in all aspects of the center, including the Senior Prime Life Enrichment Center and the Y. He has been preaching the benefits of the Y and recruiting members since our opening. Members like Larry are the reason we have been so successful with our mission in the community."