Jerrie Dodge, center right, coaches a water aerobics class at Club Bethesda in Willmar. The club, open to people age 50 and over, has more than 500 members. The fitness programs are part of Bethesda’s wellness center. People in their 50s and 60s who’ve never set foot in a nursing home come to Bethesda’s Wellness Center every week to use the customized exercise equipment or swim in the heated therapeutic pool. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda at forefront of aging demographics, new expectations
Bethesda opened its wellness center in 2010 with a forward-thinking purpose — health and fitness for middle-aged and older adults.
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