89-year-old New Yorker gets vaccine so he can get back to dancing

Eighty-nine-year-old New Yorker Bob Holzman received his COVID-19 vaccine as soon as he could, hoping it would allow him to get back to his favorite activity, dancing.

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- Well, the pandemic has stopped a whole lot of our favorite activities. Getting the vaccine has given one New Yorker dance fever. Look at him. Bob Holzman, 89 year years young.

He has a love for dancing, from swing, to foxtrot, samba, and salsa. Bob has been a regular fixture on dance floors in Bryant Park and throughout the city. Being shut off from dancing during the health crisis has given Bob-- again, 89-- time to reflect.

BOB HOLZMAN: When you're a senior, you have lived a while, you have the resources and the experience to be able to deal with almost any problem.

The word is passion. You have to find your passion, the thing that makes you feel, not just comfortable, but happy.

- Mm, and alive. He's fantastic. Until 2020, Bob had never missed any of the 34 openings of the Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center. Hard to look at the teleprompter when I just want to watch Bob.

[LAUGHTER]

- Mm.