‘Old age is not for sissies,’ 89-year-old New Yorker ready to dance again

89-year-old New Yorker can’t wait to dance again

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 89-YEAR-OLD NEW YORK RESIDENT, BOB HOLZMAN, SAYING: “I'll do the salsa, the swing, the fox-trot. I do samba. I do waltz. I do just about everything, because I've been dancing for about 75 years in New York City.”

Bob Holzman got vaccinated as soon as he could

hoping he could return to his favorite activity

dancing

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 89-YEAR-OLD NEW YORK RESIDENT, BOB HOLZMAN, SAYING: "Right here in Bryant Park, they have a dance series that begins in May. My hope is that they will have it. There's no certainty that it will. But it's also part of what I look forward to.”

With more and more Americans being vaccinated every day

senior citizens are slowly returning to pre-lockdown activities

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 89-YEAR-OLD NEW YORK RESIDENT, BOB HOLZMAN, SAYING: "It was a joke from, I think probably Betty Davis, she says, 'Old age is not for sissies.' But for me, I consider myself lucky and fortunate that I'm still able to dance and jump around and take my shopping cart and do everything else. So, I have no doubt about the fact that I'll be able to do whatever I did before, and I'll do it with a sense of gratitude that, you know, I was able to get through it.”