Colin’s Lodge has truly been a gift! For the six years we lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sarah’s life was largely limited to her part-time job at Trader Joe’s and our home, occasionally attending gatherings with her mother’s senior friends just for social outings. Upon our return to Ohio, we were introduced to Colin’s Lodge and her life blossomed. She now spends four evenings and Saturdays with friends her own age, and occasional special events. Some of those lodge members have become valued friends outside the lodge. She also considers the staff and volunteers valued friends who also provide great models. The classes and activities have greatly widened her interests and skills, adding activities she never would have tried if not offered by the lodge, such as yoga, Zumba, hip hop, personal training, rowing, and Men Zin. She is proud that some of her art projects have been framed or worn by family. Of course, she loves the Flying Eagles basketball.
The Lodge not only encourages the health of their members through their classes, but arranged for Covid vaccinations for members and caregivers as soon as possible. They went to great lengths to keep activities going via zoom during the first year of the pandemic, so members could maintain social contacts, fitness, and enthusiasm during a very trying time.
Quote from Sarah - “It’s VERY fun!!!”
The Stewart Family