Meet Nada, the radiant soul who just celebrated her 100th journey around the sun at Scalabrini. What's her secret to a century of joy? An hour of chair yoga every week, where she brings not just her presence but 100% of her heart. Nada, the epitome of grace and effort, embraces each pose with a spirit that defies age.
And then there was Michele, a cheerful soul who, at 104, danced through life despite a troublesome back. His infectious enthusiasm lingered in the air long after he passed away earlier this year. Michele, a testament to the fact that age is just a number, and joy knows no bounds.
In a heartwarming revelation, after five years of sharing the gift of yoga with these incredible residents, I dared to ask their ages. Anticipating late 70s, maybe a few in their 80s, I was met with a delightful surprise—the average age of the group was a remarkable 94! A moment of realization hit me: my tough love, my reputation as a taskmaster, had been unknowingly bestowed upon these resilient souls.
But what makes Nada's story even more special is her response when asked about her favourite age in her life. "Now," she replied with a twinkle in her eye, "because it's gone so quick." In the tapestry of life, Nada and her companions teach us that every age is a treasure, and joy, a timeless companion.
Here's to the eternal youth found in a hearty laugh, a gentle stretch, and the camaraderie of kindred spirits. Age may add years to our journey, but it's the spirit that keeps us forever young. 🌟💖