YMCA swimmer Arthur Schenkein celebrates 100th birthday



Some people are celebrating more than just love on Friday. A Salem resident is excited to be happy and healthy at the age of 100.

The YMCA in Salem had a party for its oldest member.

Arthur Schenkein is turning 100 years old. Schenkein still comes in to the YMCA several times a week to swim laps. He said that’s one of the keys to living to an old age.

“I find that I don’t have quite the energy I used to have a long time ago, but I’m still in the water every day doing what I can do,” he said.


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