When Mike Anderson got a call to teach pickleball at Hilltop 55+ two years ago, he had no idea what to expect. But after teaching over that summer and the years that followed, he realized that our community wasn’t just a great place to pick up a paddle. It was a great place to put down roots.
You may see them strength training at Hilltop Club. Playing a little pickleball. Or perfecting their sun salutation at a yoga class. After all, Hilltop residents Rick & Kathy Forsman put a big importance on wellness. So we thought we’d start the new year talking to them about how they stay active and engaged.
It really couldn’t be more perfect: a homebrewer that now lives in a community with its very own hops garden. We talked to craft-beer-creator Jed Levin about what he loves about home brewing … and what he loves about having Inspiration as his home.
The square footage may be modest, but the indoor/outdoor living is amazing. Ten new homes have landed for our feathered friends, courtesy of Inspiration's residents. This project, like many others, originated in the resident-run Common Area Committee. And grew to include a whole flock of neighbors.
When we talked with Marla about living here at Inspiration, we were amazed she even had time to speak to us. She teaches twelve exercise classes a week between the Hilltop Club and the Parker Rec Center. Yep, TWELVE. And that’s just part of how she spends her time in and around the community.
It seems only fitting that our first Resident Spotlight be one of Hilltop's first residents. Dennis Colwell and his wife, Patty, built their house in Inspiration 22 months ago. Now Dennis serves as a resident member of the Metro Board and they've seen the community take shape.
When it comes to active adult communities in Colorado, you can't get much more active than the Hilltop Club in Inspiration's Hilltop 55+ village. Whether you play pickle-ball, bocce ball, yoga, swimming or cooking, you'll find plenty to do at this state-of-the-art recreation center.