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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 07/27/2023

Real-Life Story: "Mall Walking Helped Change My Life" Staying Positive and Motivated When Your Health Changes

After shoveling snow in 2010, Al developed debilitating back and muscle pain. Throughout his extensive rehab, strength training, and treatment, he was instructed to go to a mall and start walking. Since then he has competed in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) multiple times and won bronze and silver medals. Now he is focused on winning gold and helping inspire others to live purposeful, healthy lifestyles and stay active!

Contact Al Lamb at lambae@aol.com

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12:27:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Mark your calendars for the 2023 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) to be held September 9 - 24.  https://nvso.us/

12:28:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : National Senior Games Association https://nsga.com/

12:31:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : What is a physiatrist? https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-faqs#:~:text=Physiatrists are specialist physicians who,affect physical and cognitive functioning.

12:34:12     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Four Seasons at Historic Virginia (FSHV) is a scenic 465-acre community comprised of 801 varied designed homes and 1400+ residents who enjoy a resort-like lifestyle for active adults age 55+ https://www.fourseasonsva.net/

12:42:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Al Lamb lambae@aol.com

12:43:01     From  Linda Bier : thank you, Al

12:43:19     From  Kelly Lambert : Rock star!!!

12:43:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.pbs.org/video/81-year-old-trains-northern-virginia-senior-olympics-aaprfe/

12:44:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/dumfries-senior-olympian-featured-on-public-tv-show/article_2c3e23d8-f4f1-11ed-8fc2-2b6f37947a7a.html

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