The Centre is a Place to Find Support

Judy moved to Ridgetown in 2020 with her husband. While it was a tough year for everyone, Judy found it even more difficult to make connections with others in town.

When The Centre opened, she signed up right away and says it was a life-changing decision. Not only did she make friends by participating in activities, but she also developed a support network while waiting to have open-heart surgery.

“While I waited, the ladies in the Tuesday afternoon sewing group supported me whole-heartedly. I am truly grateful to have met all of them. I was able to have my surgery in September 2023. After completing the necessary Cardiac programming and having my doctor’s and surgeon’s approvals, I actively started to work on getting my life back,” Judy explains.

She started by joining the daily Walk it Off group, Chair Exercise classes, and Chair Yoga.

Thanks to the Chair Yoga classes, “My flexibility is steadily improving and overall, my aches and pains have dissolved, not to mention my stress level has decreased remarkably. It is nice to see so many familiar faces now also partaking in the class.”

Once she mastered these activities, she looked into what else The Centre had to offer.

“Then the real test, Pickle Ball! To think I would be able to be this active after such ill health I thought was a stretch for sure. But I amazed myself that I was able to run so much (after the balls I kept missing) and to be part of this super group of enthusiastic, happy players,” Judy says.

According to Judy, her health has since improved remarkably. She walks to The Centre and has become friends with many people in Ridgetown.

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