My Y Story - John Dresser

How has the Y impacted your life?

John Dresser has been a Y member for more than 55 years.  He joined his first Y in New Mexico, then later moved to Marshalltown to work at Fisher Controls.  

For his 37 years working as an engineer at Fisher, John had as many years of unwinding at the Y after work.  John has seen firsthand the impact of the Y on people of different ages and demographics.  Now that he is retired, he appreciates the sense of community at the Y and continues to exercise regularly. 

John stated that the Y supports people in both of these stages of life while helping them adapt to the changes that come with approaching the next stage of life, whether it be kindergarten or retirement. He noted, “some grow up while some grow old.”