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Touchmark on South Hill Resident Stories

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

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Bob and Kathy Ramsay

There is hardly a corner of the globe nor an adventure in Bend that Bob and Kathy Ramsay have not explored. And as Touchmark residents, they continue to embrace the {FULL} life.

Sally and Rich Bradbury

Enjoying a full life of fitness, friends, and travel Sally and Rich Bradbury are packing their bags again. This time, they’re heading to Palm Desert for a couple of weeks to visit friends.

Neal Gamsky

Success{FULL} role model Dr. Neal Gamsky describes himself as “a high-energy person.” The 84-year-old leads an active life with Irene, his wife of nearly 60 years.

Caroline Deinema

Filling her days with enthusiasm Caroline has converted one of her bedrooms into what she calls her “activity room.” In it, she has her loom and spinning wheel, her sewing machine, and her computer.

Dorothy Krogen

Focusing on fun—and family history. Dorothy has a Bucket List she’s working her way through. The last big item is a hot-air balloon ride, and she’s determined to take that ride.

Meet Paul Kimble

He aims to “live life to the fullest” Paul’s exuberance for life is contagious. That’s because Paul wants to make every day as good as it can be—for himself and for everyone around him.

Jean and Max Jenkins

The last two years have been especially busy for Jean and Max Jenkins. In 2013, they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary and their 75th birthdays with a series of once-in-a lifetime adventures. 

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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!

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunny Crahan

A look at the Sunny side. When Sunny Crahan visits the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, it can be a family affair!

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Elsie and Gilbert Buehner

For this couple, a "full life" has meant raising livestock, crops, and kids— and weathering storms together. Life has dealt Elsie and Gilbert Buehner some difficult challenges, yet it has also blessed them with three wonderful children, and fond memories.

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