ASPIRING An Abundant Life

By Jack Herklotz, Passavant Community Resident

Jack HerklotzMy wife and I have been residents at Passavant Community since May 2020, just as COVID lockdowns hit. Having moved from Chicago, the down-time in activities was a blessing that allowed us to get settled in our new life style, oriented to the area, find new doctors & dentists, places to shop, etc..

So, we were thrilled when ASPIRE Wellness finally filled the gap with opportunities to learn new things. We have been able to get involved with our new community, socialize with and make new friends, exercise, swim, take various classes, such as acrylic painting and line dancing.

We have also been able to volunteer as part of our responsibility to be good citizens here. And that doesn’t mention the outside speakers and entertainment that frequently appear and trips and special events that are available.

Jack Herklotz painting As we age, maintaining general physical function becomes more and more important. A man who really sets an example for me is Augie Liehr, a WWII vet and regular attendee at our 3 times weekly Silver Sneakers Classic class. Nearing 100 years of age, Augie is like the Energizer Bunny … he just keeps on.

If the Lord blesses me to live that long, I hope to still be active in that class.

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