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Noble Hospital Recognizes Arbors Resident

Arbors Resident Goes the “Extra Mile” for Breast Cancer Research and in Life

The Arbors at Westfield's residents showed their support for breast cancer research and Noble Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Program in a walk around the front greens of the Arbors. While most residents finished three laps, one resident, Harvey (age 94), went the “extra mile” and finished an amazing five laps.

"On the third lap our activity director made him drink some water and he just kept going," said Sondra Jones, Marketing Director at the Arbors.

When asked why he was motivated to put in such a performance, he replied that it is important to keep moving. Harvey said that if he sits too long it's “hard to get up”, so he just keeps on going. This is true in a literal sense, but it is also a philosophy that has kept him on the move his entire life. As a younger man, Harvey travelled to Hawaii four times and said that his favorite destination spot is New Zealand.

Harvey said the key to staying healthy at 94 is to keep on moving. He stays active everyday with his fellow Arbors residents by participating in a range of exercise classes offered by The Arbors. Asked the secret of his longevity, Harvey said you must "take everything in moderation. If somebody offers you three beers you drink only two. If you have three shirts you give one away."

 

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