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Touchmark Resident Stories

At Touchmark, our residents experience The {FULL} Life on a regular basis.  


Clara Braun

Since moving to Touchmark in the fall of 2011, Clara has taken advantage of nearly every exercise class, social event, group activity, and bus excursion offered. In fact, if it's on the Touchmark Full Life calendar, Clara has probably tried it!

Joan and Bill Geenen

Joan and Bill Geenen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2011. Bill says that many people started asking them what their secret to a successful marriage was.

Joan Schnettler

Joan welcomes all of today’s technology. “It’s wonderful,” enthuses Joan when she talks about getting texts from her loved ones. “I bought an iPad and am going to the technology classes Touchmark offers to learn more about how to use the iPad."

Catharine and Bill Byrd

This couple has walked in all 50 states and eight foreign countries. Catharine and Bill Byrd have always shared a love of travel - especially on their own two feet. In addition to each state in America, the couple has participated in walks in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, Denmark, and Luxembourg.

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Joyce and Jim Holter

Fascinated with the past - and living a full life. Their cottage home is inviting, warmly decorated to reflect their Scandinavian heritage.

Helen and Jim Bastian

A passion for technology, Helen and Jim are fondly referred to as "early adopters" as they actively seek out the leading edge of technology.

Stella and Dareld Satern

"We are in-the-future type of people." Stella and Dareld Satern are the type of people you'd love to sit down with and have a cup of coffee. They are full of life and brimming with good stories.

Ed Rice

"I caught my first trout at age four," says Ed Rice. "And I was rowing my own boat by five." Sound fishy? You can probably guess where this story is headed.

Sunny Crahan

A look at the Sunny side. When Sunny Crahan visits the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, it can be a family affair! Her good health, vitality, and commitment to her health and well-being have inspired her daughter and grandson to follow in her footsteps an

Elsie and Gilbert Buehner

Life has dealt Elsie and Gilbert Buehner some difficult challenges, yet it has also blessed them with three wonderful children, fond memories, and the ability to stay together and continue enjoying life, even as one starts to require more assistance with