Our Insights, Opinions and Observations on Timely Topics in the Senior Living Space

January 22, 2020
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We Are Friendship Village: Jeanne Kuhlman, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What do you think made you love arts and crafts? Answer: “I love paper. I’ve enjoyed crafts since I was young, and I always had an endless supply of paper that my dad would bring home from work. It’s a way for me to express myself and it’s fun! It’s also rewarding to make something personalized for someone else. I like to make crafts, cards, and boxes to put treats in and share. I’ve taught some classes here and people have enjoyed them. It involves folding, cutting, pasting, creating […]
January 21, 2020
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We Are Friendship Village: Jackie Zeitinger, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What is your favorite season? Answer: “Spring. Because life is coming back to the gardens and everything is blooming so beautifully. I’m a garden person, so I love all the color you have and winter is done and you’re starting a new year. Though I don’t have a garden anymore, I go to a friend’s and do her garden work for her. She was a former neighbor, so I go to see her and keep her garden looking nice.” – Jackie Zeitinger, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving […]
January 21, 2020
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Sallaine and Phil Upchurch Donate $207,000 to Help Build New Chapel at Friendship Village Chesterfield

An extremely generous gift to Friendship Village Chesterfield has recently helped make it possible for the building of our new Chesterfield chapel! Friendship Village Chesterfield residents Phil and Sallaine Upchurch have graciously donated $207,000 through the sale of a property they owned. Many donations have been made to the Invest in Hope chapel fundraising campaign along the way and this especially magnanimous donation from the Upchurch family brings the total funds raised to $814,000, either donated or pledged. The Board of Directors at Friendship Village Senior Services has authorized the […]
January 21, 2020
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Pathway Health Announces Friendship Village has Achieved INTERACT Center of Excellence Designation

Pathway Health announces Friendship Village has achieved the INTERACT Center of Excellence designation! Friendship Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is the first organization to achieve this status! To achieve this, Friendship Village commited to a rigorous certification program which promotes reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions utilizing the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program. Click the link below for more details about this exciting achievement! Updated FVSS – PHS – CoE Media Release 1-21-20
January 20, 2020
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We Are Friendship Village: Lee Carlson, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What’s your favorite activity to do in your free time and why? Answer: “I knew I wanted to go into medicine, but I also knew that I didn’t want to be in charge of somebody’s life. So, I decided to go into dentistry and graduated in 1961. I didn’t set up a practice because I knew the minute I set up a practice I’d get drafted, so I signed up as an army dentist and spent two years in D.C. I wanted to go overseas but that was during […]
January 19, 2020
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We Are Friendship Village: John Mushenick, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What is your favorite junk food? Answer: “Ted Drewes. I really like their sundaes. And my favorite junk food is anything that’s junk…and chocolate. I’m diabetic, but I can get sugar-free. It’s not as good, but I still like it.” – John Mushenick, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #assistedliving #independentliving The above photo and text are part of our new year-long project we’re calling We Are Friendship Village. We are posting these photos and brief interviews to our website’s blog section every day as we talk […]
January 18, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Jane Hodges, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did you start writing here at Friendship Village? Answer: “I have been a part of the Welcome Committee here at Friendship Village and when they asked if anyone would be interested in profiling the new residents, I raised my hand and I couldn’t tell you why, but I belong to the writing class now that meets twice a month on Monday. So that’s how I got back into it, but it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed. When I was younger, I had a friend that I moved away […]
January 17, 2020
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We Are Friendship Village: Charles Scherrer, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: Do you miss anything about working? Answer: “Probably the people I worked with. That’s about it. I’m so busy outside of here (Friendship Village). My time at Barnes (Jewish Hospital) is very important to me. I do a lot of volunteering. What I get out of volunteering is being involved and helping others. I’ve been privileged. I’ve been blessed. I like to do things because I like to do them…not to be recognized even though I was Catholic Man of the Year two years ago for St. Louis.”- Charles […]
January 16, 2020
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The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

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