Dick and Ann Kraft: ‘As Active as We Want to Be’

Ann and Dick Kraft made Flint, Michigan their home for nearly 60 years. Dick was a civil engineer and owned his own company; Ann was a home economist. When it came time to retire, they chose Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC). “Because of our Methodist ties, we know about UMRC’s excellent reputation,” says Ann. Dick agrees: “We knew, if we needed more help as we age, we could find it here. That was reassuring.”

Ann and Dick enjoy their “extended family” at CRC. They also like the fact that “we can be as active as we want to be.” It’s why the new McMullen Wellness Center is so appealing, and why they wanted to help make it possible with a gift to the UMRC Foundation.

“It is our habit to support the things we appreciate,” says Ann. “We are so excited about the new Wellness Center.” Both Ann and Dick are taking fitness classes, including water exercise in the full-size pool. “As we are living longer, it’s important to keep our bodies and minds active and healthy. We’re enjoying this attractive new space and want people in the future to find enjoyment in the Wellness Center, too.”