Girl power, senior-style

YMCA of Brandon


Margaret and Amelia have been fixtures at their local YMCA for more than 35 years.

“We’re members of the Y because it offers programs that suit our needs,” says Margaret. “The values encompassing respect, equality and social justice speak to who we are,” adds Amelia. “We feel welcome as soon as we come through the door.”

Both Margaret and Amelia believe that healthy living should start at a young age.



“We keep coming back because our bodies need the exercise,” says Margaret.“And now as seniors, the


resistance or weight workouts are highly recommended to maintain muscle strength and bone mass.”