Priscilla Farrell

swanson-award-priscilla-farrellPriscilla Farrell had a goal: to walk on the beach with her granddaughter. When she got a call from her health plan saying it included the SilverSneakers Fitness program, she decided she had nothing to lose and made up her mind to change her situation. “While still using oxygen, I decided to go to the gym near me and join SilverSneakers. I couldn’t climb the stairs, so I took the elevator. After starting SilverSneakers classes, working with a trainer and eating healthier, I’ve lost 74 pounds, got my diabetes under control and got rid of numerous aches and pains. The best part is that my doctor reduced my oxygen use to nighttime only.”