Cox agreed he would check up on them.
“Mark is a great,” Lange said. “He greets all of us when we come in and checks up on us.”
They both said the fellowship is one of the main reasons they keep coming back day after day.
“We know just about everyone here,” said Bauer. “That’s what keeps us going — all the encouragement.”
Lange said he enjoys visiting with other members and the staff.
“Everyone here is so friendly,” he said. “We get to fellowship as much as we do exercise.”
The inspirational duo grew up in Plainfield, moving to town in 1925.
“We both graduated in Plainfield,” said Lange. “I graduated in 1937 and she graduated in ’38.”
“We’ve always been very close,” said Bauer. “He has always taken care of me.”
They are both active members of the Plainfield Friends Meeting.
“I also make puppy pillows for the hospital (Hendricks Regional Health),” said Bauer. “We make them for the children. I think I’ve made about 5,000 myself.”
Lange is retired from Duke Energy, formerly known as Public Service Indiana (PSI).
“I worked with many of these people at Public Service,” he said. “I worked there for 28 years and retired from there.”
The fitness center is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Town of Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center at 651 Vestal Road. For more information, call the office at 839-7665, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.townofplainfield.com.