“With the major renovations to improve the Bethany facilities and care programs, we are blessed that we could make a significant contribution. The bistro is a nice addition to the Bethany facilities and services.” – Tom and Stevie Walsh, Ames, IA

Bethany Life Foundation

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Bethany Life Foundation to inspire, empower and support Bethany Life in its role and responsibility as the regionally recognized leader of aging services.

Ways to Give

Our Leadership

Larry Elphic

Chief Development Officer

Lynne Melssen

Donor Relations Coordinator

Denice Riesetter

Affordables Store Manager

Board of Directors

Jim Norem


Claudia Pauk

Story City

Dave Quam

Story City

Scott Saienga

Story City

Al Holm

Story City

Tom Walsh


Mary Mechaelsen

Story City

Mark Ullestad


Beth Frandson

Story City

© 2016 Bethany Life
212 Lafayette Ave. Story City, Iowa 50248
phone: (515) 733-4325 email: office@bethanylife.org
Photos by Pete Tekippe and Jenn Hindman
Site by Rippke Design

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  1. Eating Healthy – Educational Course

    February 8 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  2. LifeChoices at Bethany Educational Presentation

    February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    February 15 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
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