Stay Active, Keep Going… Bowling Can Help!
It's important to stay active… In the town of Kernersville, North Carolina, a 71-year old man is going bowling. What’s remarkable about this man’s story is that he is a stroke survivor and has partial paralysis on his left side. He has little to no mobility in his left arm at all. Bowling is typically an activity which requires using all of one’s muscles, but this man has refused to let his stroke define who he is and what he can or can’t do.
David Layton is the man, and he suffered a stroke at age 55. Though his lifestyle changed after the stroke, David wanted to continue to be active and to live an enjoyable life. He found that with creativity and determination, he was able to do so.
Take bowling, for example. David uses a basket in his walker to carry the bowling ball to the foul line. He says that it is really a challenge to improve his game with only one hand, but he’s proud of all he can do at age 71. The important part, David believes, is to keeping trying. He might not always knock that tenth pin down, but at least he keeps showing up. He bowls at Countryside Lanes so often that he’s become a regular – “the old man with a walker.”
He urges other stroke survivors to stay busy and to enjoy life – something he’s been able to do through bowling. David’s story shows that no matter what how old you are or what your level of health is, bowling is a sport to be enjoyed by all. It’s no wonder bowling America’s #1 participation activity.
Here at Super Bowl Family Entertainment Center, we invite bowlers of all ages to join us – from little ones enjoying their first bowling-themed birthday party, to colleagues enjoying their post-work bowling league, to veterans bowling for free on Memorial Day. There’s always an opportunity for bowling. We have great opportunities coming up as our winter leagues are finishing up. This means that we will have open bowling most days/times during the week.
We also have great Sping/Summer leagues starting soon. Everyone that bowls in a Spring/Summer league receives free UNLIMITED bowling each week that their league bowls (as long as they pay/participate each week during their league). Learn more about bowling at Super Bowl on our website, www.bowlingappleton.com.
Want to hear more about David Layton? Visit http://myfox8.com/2015/02/27/using-bowling-as-stroke-therapy/ for the whole story.