YMCA friendships go the extra mile!

Charlie  PaulPaul is a long standing member of the Farmington Valley YMCA, and he has become a very good friend of mine.

In the past few years, Paul’s health has started to decline. He has trouble walking for long periods of time and needs to take breaks often. When he comes to the Y, we pretend we are on the Jersey Turnpike and take little rests along the way from his car to the Wellness Center and back.

Paul can only come 3 or 4 times a week when he strong enough to make it out of the house. He loves to be around people. When Paul can’t make it to the Y, I make sure I give him a call. I know that our visits are an important part of his day, and I want to be there for him in what ways I can.

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