Ann Schultz has been named the Duneland YMCA Senior of the Month. Margie
celebrates her senior membership and activities year around, and she’s
thrilled to be honored this month for her contributions to the Y Senior
Margie was born on
December 10, 1939, in Boone Grove, Indiana, and graduated from high school
there. She continued her education at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso. In 1961 Margie
married Thomas R. Schultz. They had two daughters, Chris Galvin and Debbie
Siehert. Both of her daughters live in Portage, Indiana. The Schultz family
enjoys traveling. Margie says she treasures memories of trips to Arizona,
Mexico, Florida, Connecticut, Missouri, and also extensively touring
Margie has a real
passion for replicating the beauty of the Indiana Dunes and outdoor scenes
on canvas. She loves to go to Kimel Beach to paint because it provides not
only ease of access, but offers a sense of serenity. Margie says it’s easy
to immerse herself in creating works of art because of the beauty of our
local dunes. She also enjoys collecting beach glass on the beaches in
Whiting, IN and transforming it into jewelry and sun catchers. Margie
recently donated a beautiful dunescape to the Y Senior Center to be raffled
off to help support senior group activities.
Marjorie was a
member of the Chesterton Lions Club for many years, and enjoyed
participating in the good works of the organization. She also had several
years of celebration with fellow Red Hat Society members. Now she especially
cherishes the many fitness and social activities she participates in with
other seniors at the Y. Margie says the wide range of fitness activities
help her stay fit and healthy, and the social activities help her stay in
touch with many life-long friends and also offer her the opportunity to make
new friends. “Obviously I would recommend the Duneland Y’s activities for
active older adults, and to everyone who’s looking to maintain a healthy
lifestyle and stay socially active,” she said.
Y group fitness
classes and seasonal aquatics programs provide opportunities to begin or
continue exercising in a safe, friendly environment.
classes for active older adults include Building Fit Friends every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
On Tuesdays and
Thursdays, Silver Sneakers is offered at 10:30 a.m., and Silver Sneakers
Cardio Circuit is at 11:30 a.m. Also offered are Low Impact Cardio and
Y-B-Fit. Personal training is also available.
in the Y Senior Center include a drawing class, bingo, book reviews, lunch
day trips, card and table games, and a monthly potluck luncheon at the Y.
“You are never too
old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your
physical, mental and emotional well-being,” said Nancy Zlamal, Y Senior
Center Coordinator. “If you need help, support or just a place to get
started, the Y provides fitness programs and activities to help older adults
live healthier, happier lives.”
The Duneland Family
YMCA is located at 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. The Y has been serving the
Duneland communities for more than 50 years, focusing on youth development,
healthy living, and social responsibility.
information about Y programs and services, visit