Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger Judy Barnett leads her group aquatic class through their routine. The class takes place in the beautiful indoor heated pool in the Orchard Creek Lodge two days a week. ?We meet on Tuesday and Thursday?s at 11:30am, we focus on range of motion, cardio, strength, and balance,? said Barnett.
Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger Cheri Rinn walks laps in the pool a couple times a week. ?I had a knee replacement recently and water walk to strengthen my leg muscles,? Rinn said.
Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger This lively group of ladies was involved in a game of rummy cubes on a recent morning. The room was filled with groups playing games, socializing and just having plain old fun laughing and talking. (L-R) Dixie Edwards, Jenny Mallett, Bette Ahrens, and Sue Armstrong get together once a week playing board and card games. ?This is an active adult community, we get together for about three hours each week and have a lot of fun,? said Ahrens.
Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger Foam water sticks, pictured here, foam weights and kick boards await use by members working in swim classes.
Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger June Preader is new to Lincoln Hills but wasted little time getting a workout program. Using state of the art work-out machines in the Orchard Creek Lodge gym a couple of times a week, Preader does her best to stay in shape. ?When you retire, it?s easy to sit around in a community like this; you still need to work on your health. I love this facility, I try to come three times a week, working my lower body one session and my upper body the next,? said Preader.
Michael Kirby/Lincoln Messenger Mike Novosel works on a ceramic koi fish during Jim Alvis? Tuesday morning ceramic class. The koi will have water pumped through it that will flow out its mouth for use in a pond. ?I like art work and have never taken a ceramics class before. I come once a week to class and sometimes to the open lab on weekends,? said Novosel.