Our 91 year old SKIER!
91 years young and still skiing! Springhouse Senior Living Resident, Frank Blatt, has been skiing for over 88 years! Frank was raised in Vienna, Austria where he started skiing at a young age with his father. The love for the sport was instilled in him like many young Austrians when they were very young school age children. Frank remembers taking sport vacations with his whole school. They would stay at youth hostels throughout Austria, teachers and children traveling to a mountain to learn and improve their skiing skills.
Frank’s love for skiing has taken him to Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy, Utah and Colorado. Frank’s favorite place to ski is Chamonix in France. In fact, Frank will be travelling back to Chamonix for his fourth trip this February. Just as Frank skied with his own father, Frank now skies with his son, Mike and grandchildren. The love of the sport continues to come full circle within the Blatt family.
Frank credits being able to ski at age 91 by always staying active. He is a retired Physics Professor from the University of Michigan He also taught at the University of Vermont and West Point. Since fully retiring from teaching, Frank continues to stay active by volunteer tutoring Math within the Newton Public Schools.
Frank incorporates exercise into his daily routines at Springhouse Senior Living where he has been a resident for 9 months. He is also an avid chess and scrabble player. Frank is an inspiration to all that live and work here at Springhouse Senior Living.
The young hope to be like him when they grow older and the older residents wish they could be as active! The key is to keep moving; physically and mentally!