hundreds of Home Owners Association activities, 300 formal clubs,
plus programs outside the community, and the freshmen couple
from Chicago take advantage of all of them.
Jan is in three different hiking groups—one called Muddy
Boots—and does water aerobics and a power walk every day. She
also is an event coordinator for Dine Outs (which lure up to 40
folks out to di;erent area restaurants), has joined a couple of book
clubs, is a member of the Purdue Alumni club, and is a Litter
Angel, residents who volunteer to pick up litter to keep the main
parkway beautiful. And as a former teacher, she also tutors first-graders weekly at the local Boys & Girls Club.
Dennis, who has a degree in physics, helps organize Astronomy
Club “sky parties” for the residents. He also raises funds for both
the local library and the fire department. The couple are both in
the Illinois club, the motorcycle club, and a couple of wine clubs.
They play in the weekly golf scramble, kayak on the lake, play
pickleball, and go to sporting and cultural events in Knoxville.
An uncommon spirit of engagement, indeed!
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;;efore retiring, we filled our days with working.
Now we fill them by being active and making
new friends ... it;s wonderful.;