Jose & Barbara Kirchner
Jose and Barbara carefully looked over the area's home offerings, finally settling on the Eskaton Village for its smaller size, offering a try sense of community, and its range of services. Jose said "We saw some nice homes - but we decided on a smaller home we could live in the rest of our lives, with services that could come into play as we age and need them; no other location offered that, and we really didn't want to move twice at our age." Jose was in the Air Force and Barbara working for the Department of Defense schools when they met on a tour bus in Japan - and since then they have travelled all seven continents together. Jose has had a career as a management and training consultant and Barbara retires after teaching primary grades for 38 years. They lived in the Sacramento area 42 years prior to coming to Roseville. "We love the amenities of Roseville, and everything is within a short distance." says Barbara, "and I'm happy to relinquish the outside maintenance to others. On occasion, we may even take a break from cooking and eat a meal delivered in from the Lodge." Jose and Barbara just returned from a trip to Turkey and Greece, will spend Thanksgiving in Hawaii and start 2011 with a trip to the Philippines, as they are both active Master Scuba Divers. Jose shares "We still love to travel, and love the security of our gates community - especially the peace of mind when we go away - as well as the great walking opportunities here, as we and our dogs start the day walking four miles." You'll find Jose actively volunteering in his new community, and Barbara is devotee of the water aerobics program. Both use the high-tech gym to keep fit, and love the community closeness and friends they have made since moving in. In 18 months, they have truly dived into the Eskaton Village life.