A 103-year-old veteran is helping seniors stay active!
World War II veteran Dale Whitaker teaches a half hour fitness class at Lexington Park Independent Living Center seven days a week.
He takes the lead to keep seniors in shape, because he says exercise is the key ingredient to living a long life.
“I keep encouraging everybody to do some movements,” Whitaker said. “We need to keep our muscles toned a little bit, otherwise we’re not going to function or get around properly.”
Whitaker served as captain in Alaska during World War II.
He says the idea to teach a fitness class came from a special place, “we did exercise for the service, I was in for about three or four and half years. But, the current exercise program, sort of came about by accident.”
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