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Frankie Hunter
Frankie Hunter
Gainesville, GA
74 Years Young

 

 

 

 

 


Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

I have 2 daughters. The oldest is a diabetic like me, but she is more concerned about me than herself (and her diabetes is under control). She motivates me to do better with my diabetes so I don’t worry her.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes, Hall County.

How long have you been attending the center?

3 years.

What made you start going to the center?

I was bored and my children kept after me about getting out of the house and now I don’t want to miss a day at the center.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center?

Bingo is one of my favorites. I enjoy joining in with the singing and walking around the building for exercise.

How has the center helped you Age Well and Live Well?

It gets me out of the house, mingling with other people. It gives me something to look forward to rather than just getting up in the morning to go sit in front of the television. It has been a big change for me.

[Frankie participated in the Live Healthy GA…Seniors Taking Charge Study and her A1c level went from 13.4% down to 10.7%, an improvement she attributes to learning how to eat better and be more active to better manage her diabetes.]

Do you volunteer at your senior center or at other community organizations?

I participate in the pen pal program, writing letters to and visiting with the kids from East Hall Middle School. I enjoy that.

What advice would you give to young people today on how to live a good long life?

I would tell them to watch what they eat even if they are young; stay off cigarettes; exercise is good too; and, set goals and try to reach them.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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