On a cold November morning, I met Lynn Windhorst, above, fitness trainer for Hudson’s Senior Center. She was ready to teach her class.
Three days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 10am, for an hour, Lynn trains about a dozen seniors at the Hudson Waterfront. The oldest member of her class is ninety-four.
Lynn has been teaching fitness in Hudson for over forty-eight years. She used to own Ezorna’s Fitness on Warren Street from 1974-1984 until it moved to Greenport into one of the storefronts now near Staples.
About a dozen seniors participate in Lynn’s class.
They bring their own free weights and stretch bands.
“I found my niche,” she says, “you have to keep moving.”
Robyn Waters, the City of Hudson’s Commissioner of the Aging, used to work with Alzheimer’s patients. She would help not just therapeutical, but also in cognitive and social aspects.
“People remember what they loved.” says Robyn. As Commissioner, Robyn tries to create opportunities for people to engage in what they love to do, either through music, dance, fitness, or painting. The Hudson Senior Center, on the second floor of the Hudson Area Library, offers several different types of classes and programming, all on a budget of approximately $63,000 annually.
Via TSL, you can now make a tax-deductible donation to help support senior programming. Please note “Senior Programs in Hudson” with your donation.