VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - She planned to only keep her job as a PE teacher for a few years, but more than 30 years and a hearing aid later, Phyllis Vaughan is keeping young by helping elementary students stay active.
"I'm a person that likes to be busy," said 75-year-old Vaughan, a physical education assistant at Fairfield Elementary in Virginia Beach since 1979. "It seems sill of me not to work."
Vaughan said the job keeps her young and healthy.
"All my friends have knee surgery and hip surgery and back problems... I don't have any of that and I think that's because I'm here," Vaughan said. "I think people are happier when they're involved and my advice would be to become involved and be active."
Dozens of elementary school students can become a handful for Vaughan, who has her own trick to tuning out the kids when they get a little too loud.
"I have a hearing aid and I can take it off if I want to!" Vaughan joked.
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