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Senior Center class helps members stay fit and healthy


June 28, 2016

DELENA GILMAN leads an exercise class at the Sweet Home Senior Center.

It used to take 89-year-old Peg Chenoweth five minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Senior Center building.

But she was persistent in attending the exercise class that Delena Gilman teaches there three days a week.

“(I was) stooped, and couldn’t do any of the (exercises),” Chenoweth said. “I was a mess.”

Three years later and she can do almost all of the exercises, she said.

“What she has done for me is night and day,” Chenoweth said of Gilman.

Chenoweth’s story is not atypical for regular attendees of the hour-long class.

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