Florida Presbyterian Homes has named resident Edith Weigert as the Wellness Star for August 2019. This month’s wellness star focuses on the physical and social dimensions of wellness. The physical dimension can be defined as lifestyle choices that can maintain or improve health by engaging in physical activity and the social dimension can be defined as social interactions with chosen peer groups or friends.
Edith’s preferred sport of shuffleboard does both.
When Edith and her husband retired in 1990, they had a summer home here in Florida and that was the year she started playing shuffleboard. The community where they lived at the time had six shuffleboard courts to play on. It was only three short years later that she won her first gold medal at the Polk Senior Games in singles shuffleboard!
Edith went on to join the Lakeland Shuffleboard Club in 2008 and currently serves as treasurer for the club. The Lakeland Shuffleboard Club has 32 courts and is located on Lake Parker. Edith plays at least twice a week and says the club has about 100 members — with an active tournament schedule that draws people from all over the state.
“Shuffleboard is a sport I truly enjoy and it’s a great way to make friends too,” said Edith. “People of all ability levels can enjoy the game.”
When asked what wellness means to her, Edith said, “It means exercising, eating healthy and being happy because happiness is a choice.”
Great advice from our August 2019 Wellness Star. Congratulations to Edith!