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Keep on Amazing: Linda Mahnker

Linda Mahnker has created an amazing life in her retirement. She spends days on the lake and evenings sewing clothes for orphans in Honduras. She is also an exercise enthusiast – a trait she picked up while working out to recover from two hip replacements.

When osteoarthritis threatened to slow Linda down, she turned to Baptist Health to help her regain strength and mobility. Linda’s physicians determined she needed two hip replacement surgeries.

Before either surgery was performed, Linda started a workout regimen to prepare her body for the procedure, and strengthen it for the days of healing and rehab ahead. Linda continued her exercise routine post-operation, and it is now part of her daily life. She starts each day by attending a workout class geared toward senior citizens at her church. The morning class has become both a health and social event, and Linda enjoys the class because many of her friends attend as well. In the afternoons, she often pays another visit to her church’s gym to work on machines and free weights.

Thanks to the care and counsel Linda received from Baptist Health, she’s able to continue living the retirement of her dreams – and we can help you do the same. Learn more about the ways Baptist Health is helping seniors stay strong, healthy and amazing.