Bill Dennis says he feels fortunate that he was able to work in two distinctive fields that he enjoyed. For 22 years, Bill worked for the Western Electric Company. “I loved it because I was working with machines and engineers,” Bill says. When Western Electric closed, he moved on to a job at Home Depot, where he “ran a delivery department for close to 10 years.” He loved that job, too, and now Bill is finding many reasons to love his retirement.
A native of Massachusetts, Bill and his wife Jo-Anne moved to Louisville to be closer to their son and daughter, who live locally, and their two grandchildren. The Dennises are also enjoying their move to Louisville because of all the city does to keep them out and active. “We’ve always been into walking and going places,” Bill says. This is why he and his wife are taking advantage of Louisville’s wonderful outdoor spaces. “We go to all the parks that are around here, which is great!” Bill says.
In order to explore more of the great outdoors, the couple invested in a pair of electric bicycles. An electric bike works the same as a regular bicycle, except that it makes obstacles like hills more manageable. You can also go longer distances without getting tired. “You still have to pedal, but it’s like having an extra jolt,” Bill says. They’ve ridden their bikes several times at Waterfront Park, and they’re planning to ride most of the bike trails in the Louisville Loop.
By Tonilyn Hornung | Photos by Melissa Donald
P.S. Keep on movin’.