Volunteering to "Pump Iron"
Published June 28th, 2013
An 81-year old retired bodybuilder in Ocala has made volunteering as a fitness trainer at the Marion County Sheriff's Department his new life focus.
And he was recognized for giving back to his community in a unique way.
Lee Boivin was named HomeInstead Senior Care's Marion County winner for the Salute to Seniors program, where seniors who give back to their communities get some recognition for all they do.
Boivin says he would want to do anything else.
"I love pumping iron and I love working out in the gym with these guys. It's really a joy for me. It's a pleasure, it's not really volunteer for me, it's a pleasure working out with these guys and some of the girls."
Now the winner of the state-wide Salute to Senior program and $5,000 to give to charity was a 97-year old woman in Tampa.
Still, Boivin won $100 to give to his favorite charity and a gift certificate to Harry's Seafood so he can take his wife out to dinner.
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News
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