Keeping Residents in Touch the Easy Way – with the TouchTown App!

Keeping up with the numerous day–to–day events and activities at Piper Shores can be a challenge for anyone! Which is why a group of Piper Shores resident-volunteers are participating in a pilot program for a new online app called TouchTown.

The Touchtown Resident App is like having a personal concierge at your fingertips. Using the simple, easy to navigate tools, residents can keep up with news and events with the swipe of a finger, using touchscreen tablets like iPads and Droid tablets, or from computers using their favorite web browsers. The Touchtown app is easy to see and navigate, and doesn’t require any prior computer experience. All interactive apps provide on-screen prompts with simple instructions, so your residents don’t need to remember how to open and navigate various programs.

The TouchTown Resident App makes it easy to keep up with community event schedules, dining menus, announcements and information about organizations, clubs and groups, and also provides convenient access to resident and staff directories. The app even includes fun games to play, like Minesweeper.

Users can access:

  • Community Info – a customizable listing of Piper Shores’ programs and services
  • Messages – messages sent from staff to residents
  • Menus – menus from Piper Shores’ dining services
  • Organizations – information about the community’s organizations, clubs and groups
  • Our Channel – slideshow of the community’s events and announcements
  • Photos – gallery of your photos
  • Resident Directory – directory with resident contact info
  • Services – customizable service and maintenance requests
  • Staff Directory – directory with staff contact info
  • Transit – transportation schedules and requests

Tara Cloutier, Piper Shores’ Life Enrichment Manager, is directing the pilot program, and so far the feedback is very positive. “We are hearing that the app is very easy to use, and a great way to keep up with what’s going – especially for those residents who do not live in the main building. And it saves a ton of paper!”