Mary D. of Highland Mills, NY

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"When I see people say, “Oh, I can’t do that.” I think, you can do it if you try, and if you don’t feel like you’re physically fit to do it, there’s an answer to that if you pursue it. I don’t want to be restricted.

Kevin and I just started taking ballroom dancing. That’s something we always talked about that’s a workout, and we want to continue to do it. If we’re not active, if we’re not physically fit and mentally too, then you turn off. You turn off every night and then that’s the lifestyle that you lead, is just to come home and turn off.

I have two jet skis sitting on the dock that I feel like I’m twelve years old again when I ride them, and that feels good when I’m flying across the lake. I want to do those fun things together with my family. That’s a whole other part of my life that started. I’m seeing my family grow and I want to be a part of them doing those things. I might be involved in a different way, but I want to see them enjoy that too. I don’t want to say, “I’m getting older.” Maybe some day there’ll be things I don’t want to do, but I don’t know. I want to keep trying things."

—Mary D. of Highland Mills, NY