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October 5, 2023

The Four Key Components of Quality Care at Friendship Village

Our top priority at Friendship Village is on creating communities that allow residents to thrive. Providing exceptional care through skilled nursing is a key part of this mission. Specialized training, personalized care, and innovative wellness equipment all contribute to the outstanding care programs at Friendship Village and make it a preferred provider of many local hospitals. “We are always striving to provide the best possible care for residents.” said Terry Walsh, President and CEO at Friendship Village, “Through our highly qualified team of professionals and implementation of latest wellness initiatives, […]
September 25, 2023

Why a Short-Term Stay at Friendship Village Could be Your Perfect Option

Opportunities to focus on rest do not come around often, but sometimes it is necessary. Whether it is for recovery from surgery, respite care, or healing from illness, a short-term stay at a senior living community can provide individuals with renewed wellness before returning home.  “Everyone goes through seasons where an extra bit of support is essential,” explained Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our short-term senior stay program assists individuals during these life phases and promotes their goals of enjoyment, recovery, and return to home.” […]
September 19, 2023

Discover Independence in Assisted Living

“Personal independence is something many of us take for granted and often we do not realize how much we truly value it,” noted Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our approach to assisted living gives residents that invaluable freedom, while also providing excellent care and services to enhance wellbeing.” At Friendship Village, we focus on three key elements of our resident experience that foster and support their independence. Personalized Care Creating personalized care plans for each individual increases independence amongst residents. Care Plans are tailored to […]
September 14, 2023

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: Making the Right Choice for You

When it comes to senior living options, making decisions can feel daunting or overwhelming. Knowing the key differences between the various senior living options can make the decision process easier to navigate. Read on to learn more about two important options:  home care and assisted living. “Everyone has their own living preferences and unique care requirements. Deciphering how those factors correlate with where to live can be challenging,” explains Terry Walsh, President and CEO of Friendship Village. “We understand the different senior living offerings and are here to help individuals […]
August 30, 2023

Safety First: Prioritizing Safety and Security in Independent Living

Retirement should be about living worry-free. That’s why Friendship Village is committed to safety and security in our communities so you can focus on enjoying each day, stress-free. In the following article, learn about some of the measures we have in place to ensure peaceful living at Friendship Village. “Safety and security are built into procedures and building design all throughout our senior living communities,” explains Carmen Fronczak, Executive Director, Friendship Village Chesterfield. “Our team consistently creates the best possible space for our residents to thrive and that includes making […]
August 28, 2023

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Day at Friendship Village

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Day at Friendship Village Want to be the star of today’s story? Choose your own adventure each day at Friendship Village! Our extensive amenities and activities mean each day can be filled with excitement and new experiences. Here are five unique ways to spend a day as the protagonist in your Friendship Village story. (Spoiler alert: Each of the options below will lead to a fulfilling day that is distinctly yours!)  Option 1:  Two (Green) Thumbs Up Connecting with nature […]
August 22, 2023

Independent Living – A Lifestyle You’ll Love

Independent Living – A Lifestyle You’ll Love Whether you are a social butterfly, an athlete, or a foodie, independent living allows for a lifestyle any personality can fully enjoy. Independent living means spending more time doing what you love – and less time doing the things you don’t love. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends just under two hours each day on household chores. At independent living communities, like Friendship Village, residents can instead pursue passions, like gardening or woodworking. “A typical day includes […]
June 13, 2023
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What Matters the Most when Choosing Assisted Living

People often put off decisions about moving to Assisted Living because they don’t want to give up the things they enjoy in life. However, when you experience the vibrant lifestyle of a premier senior living community, you may change your mind. Assisted Living is designed to empower you to be as independent as possible while enjoying more of what you love — and worry less — in your retirement years. Checklist for Choosing an Assisted Living Community There’s a lot to consider when moving to Assisted Living, and we want […]
June 9, 2023
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How Senior Living Communities Support Pursuing Hobbies

How you spend your time in retirement is entirely up to you — and the possibilities are endless when you’re open to trying new things! Retirement is a time when older adults reconnect with hobbies from the past and discover new ways to use their time and talents. Whatever happens to be on your bucket list, you’re sure to find plenty of opportunities to spark your interests and pursue your hobbies in a senior living community. Benefits of Pursuing a Hobby Having a hobby can positively affect your life in […]

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