“Coming to the Y is an emotional release.”

clientuploads/Success Stories/VENICE/IMG_4445.jpgWhen Pam’s husband was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), his one wish was to always be able to stay at home. That meant Pam needed to get stronger to help care for him, so she turned to the Y.

The Cincinnati native began weight training and taking part in group classes like water aerobics and core and flexibility training. Through her time at the Y Pam started to make friendships that also provided a needed emotional release.

“The caring that people show at the Y is amazing,” she said.

The most recent activity that Pam connected with has been ping pong. She even purchased her own paddle to improve her game.

“It gives me an endorphin high and it’s very social,” Pam said.

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