"The people here are on top of their jobs, care about us, and treat everyone with great respect." 

Gloria

Meet Gloria! Gloria has been a member at the JCC for almost a year now and has been attending aqua classes and taking private swim lessons. "I am so excited that I am learning how to swim. I've always wanted to learn and after retirement, I started here at the JCC with Margaret." Within two months of lessons, Gloria has made strides of improvement and gained confidence in the pool.

 

"I always say the most important thing is to keep moving."

 

But her story doesn't stop there! On January 12, Gloria came to the JCC as usual but was feeling dazed and confused as she got ready to leave. Two JCC lifeguards, Suzanne and Margaret, knew something was wrong and came to her side. They insisted she needed further medical help and convinced Gloria and her husband to go to the hospital.

 

It was then discovered that Gloria had a pulmonary embolism needing emergency surgery. Now she is back and better than ever!

 

"It was a miracle! I had a true crisis and lost my memory completely. Because Margaret and Suzanne knew me so well, they were able to advocate for me and convince me to go to the hospital. They are my earthly angels. The JCC is a lifesaver. The people here are on top of their jobs, care about us, and treat everyone with great respect," Gloria said. "Thank God I was in the right place at the right time."