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Life filled with activity for new resident

Since moving into Lawrence Presbyterian Manor on July 4, Frank Weinhold has found plenty of ways to keep busy.

“I have a friend and we get together on Saturday mornings to ride our bikes,” Frank said. “I used to belong to the Lawrence bicycle club. We ride up to the Arboretum, and out to Lone Star Lake and back.

“And I still play Pickleball on Tuesday and Thursday. I started this year when I got here. A volunteer told me I could go to the First Methodist Church and meet a group out there. They are very congenial and they let me play with them.”

Admittedly, his game could use a little improvement.

“I’m not a ping-pong or tennis player,” Frank laughed. “People who have learned to swing the paddle and do the right moves. I’m just out there getting some exercise.”

Before coming to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, Frank lived in Topeka, working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, water bureau. In that role, he inspected and permitted municipal wastewater treatment facilities around the state.

“We reviewed plans, gave out permits, renewed permits, for construction sites to see if they were doing what they said they were doing,” Frank said. “We’d permit new and existing facilities. All of the wastewater treatment plants have to be permitted and inspected by the State of Kansas.”

After spending a lifelong career as a licensed engineer, Frank still makes the effort to learn more about his trade. He’s currently taking a class at the University of Kansas on structural analysis.

“It’s different methods of analyzing a beam or truss,” Frank said. “We look at what the external and internal loads will be.”

Frank has one “loving” son who works at KU as the pharmacy practice chair.

Be sure to give Frank a warm LPM welcome next time you see him!

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