Edward Coates


Edward Coates
Age 72
Freeland, MI - BCBS of Michigan
Freeland Sports Zone


Edward Coates is personable and kind to all he meets. Despite serious health issues, he continues to go to Freeland Sports Zone and the weekly classes. He stays active and engaged with his grandchildren, being a great example to others to be as active as they can. Through recent medical setbacks, including a leukemia diagnosis and cardiac arrest in the past three years, Ed continued to be positive and ready to move forward. He made sure to get to Freeland Sports Zone, even if it was just to walk during these setbacks. Even when classes are not scheduled, Ed and a group of other SilverSneakers members show up to practice the skills they’ve been learning. Ed’s wife, Cyndi, is a former instructor. They are both prime examples of commitment to health and staying active while aging.