Age is just a number

Posted at 8:46 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 15:55:27-05

For two senior residents living at “The Terrace” in Boise, age is just a number.  Craig McCarter and Wayne Auer are 80 and 70 years young, and both are showing young people like myself that you don’t have to slow down as you get older when you’re doing what you love.

Both gentlemen have proved that getting older shouldn’t affect your quality of life, but they’ve done it in different ways. 

Wayne has had three knee operations past troubles with his knees doesn’t seem to slow him down when you seem him participating in wellness activities.

"First of all suck it up I keep emphasizing you never know cause when it happens you're not quite sure the things that keep people active is people your own age,"  said, Auer.

Craig plays tennis two to four days each week, depending on the weather.  He says he’s enjoyed the sport for more than 70 years.  For him, staying active is a way of life.  Even when the weather doesn’t play into that.

"I grew living outside playing softball in the alleys behind the house and just always been involved not in major sports but just games but all my friends are half crippled because they got all that stuff.  I've been very lucky and I think part of it is I've kept using them,"  said, McCarter.

Both men live by the saying: “May you live a long life full of gladness and health.”  They both say the key to success it takes baby steps to achieve your ultimate goals.  They told me the more you set aside to these activities, the closer you come to reaching your goals.

"I wouldn't test me in basketball I love going to the gym it's kinda nice to see guys like yourself that think you can handle me but I don't think you will," said, Auer.

Overall both of them look to continue their active lifestyle and neither one wants to slow down at all.  They say it’s never too early to start being active.