Windsorite Turns 100

Monday April 25th, 2016

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Mervin Tofflemire, the oldest active member at Life After Fifty, turns 100 today, and plans to celebrate with his regular fitness class.

For years Mervin cared for his wife and always encouraged her to be active, however as this became more and more difficult for her, the result was that Mervin also became less active as he often sat with her and read to her. It was Mervin’ daughter who originally encouraged him to check out the exercise programs at Life After Fifty for his own wellbeing and fitness. Mervin notes that he could probably do the same types of exercises at home, but he wouldn’t have the same motivation. “When you’re here, the instructor really gets you going,” he says.

Tofflemire worked for 40 years at Chrysler and after a long, hard-working career, he retired at the age of 59 in order to invest more time in his family and in himself. Pursuing physical fitness the way that he has over the years has helped him to stay fit and allowed him to continue to enjoy doing the things he loves. Since retirement, Mervin has travelled all over the world to places like Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Alaska, to name a few.

Now, as he turns 100, he still attends exercise class on a regular basis, he has a woodshop at home that he enjoys tinkering in and he works to maintain his ¾ acre property.

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