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April 10, 2024
Spring into Fitness: 5 Fun Exercise Ideas for Active Seniors

Spring into Fitness: 5 Fun Exercise Ideas for Active Seniors

Looking for some exercise inspiration? Embrace the season of new beginnings and kick-start your fitness journey with these five fun exercise ideas for active seniors! Discover the many options for exercise at Friendship Village through our amenities and classes.  The Courts What better place to exercise during the Spring season than outside? At Friendship Village, you can enjoy the convenience of having bocce, shuffleboard, and more all in your backyard! Our residents love getting their workouts in, while enjoying some friendly competition on the courts.  Low-Impact Workout Classes In our […]
March 28, 2024
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How the Senior Living Industry Can Boost Your Career!

Have you ever considered a career in the senior living industry? Working in senior living offers a wealth of opportunities for personal professional development with the added benefit of positively impacting the lives of others. Additionally, senior living offers a range of professional benefits not often available in other industries. At Friendship Village, we are proud of the emphasis we place on supporting our employees, promoting from within, empowering them to excel in their role, build their career, and enjoy a sustainable work life balance!! “I really enjoy coming to […]
March 20, 2024

Top Senior Discounts in St. Louis

Ready to score some great discounts? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite senior discounts around St. Louis! Not only is this a list full of amazing deals, but it’s also great inspiration for fun things to do as an STL resident!    Gone Golfing The Highlands Golf & Tennis Club, Ruth Park, and many other area golf courses offer senior discounts. We recommend calling your favorite golf course to see if they offer any senior discounts! Pro tip: As a Friendship Village resident you can improve your game by […]
March 13, 2024
Friendship Village resident enjoying a new hobby of bocce ball amongst friends!

Bringing the Fun: 10 New Hobbies to Try in Your 70s

Looking for your next new thing? Friendship Village has a wide range of activities for a fun and engaging lifestyle. Our long list of amenities, activities, and events means there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our top 10 favorite hobbies to try in your 70s.  Water Aerobics  Stay fit and have fun with water aerobics classes at our indoor pool all year long. These low-impact exercise classes are perfect for seniors looking to improve their cardiovascular health and stay active. Floral Arranging   Start creating beautiful bouquets for your […]
February 28, 2024
Friends gathering for happy hour in the courtyard at Friendship Village

Quiz: What’s Your Retirement Style? Find out your Senior Living Personality!

Want to know what it is like to join an independent living community? Wondering what you would like most about living at Friendship Village? Take this senior living personality quiz to find out your perfect retirement style! (Make sure to keep track of your answers for easy scoring when you are finished.) What’s your dream trip? (Did you know that our residents take frequent trips together all around the world? Check out pictures from a recent trip to the Canadian Rockies!) Bring on the national parks – I enjoy hiking, […]
February 15, 2024
Community members showing off their watercolor art made in the creative art studio at Friendship Village!

Crafting Inspiration: 4 Ideas for Sparking Creativity from Our Studio

Crafting is a fan-favorite at Friendship Village! It’s the perfect time to exercise your creativity, chat with friends, and make something unique. Here are a few fun do-it-yourself (DIY) projects our community members create in the Creative Arts Studio and the Woodworking Shop at Friendship Village.  Scrapbooking There are many great reasons to make a scrapbook – It could be a collection of pictures of your sweet grandkids or a recap of your latest vacation adventures with your friends. Whatever the reason, creating a scrapbook is a fun way to […]
February 8, 2024
Friendship Village senior couple enjoying valentine’s day date on the beautiful FV Independent Living Campus

5 Reasons Our Community Residents LOVE Life at Friendship Village!

Valentine’s Day has us thinking about all the things we love: handmade cards, assorted chocolates, and the pink and red decorations surrounding us this time of year! Most of all, we love the lively communities we get to be a part of every day. To celebrate this lovely holiday, we decided to share a list of things our community members love most about living at Friendship Village. The Friendship Village Favorite Things Valentine’s Countdown:  5. Party Time, All the Time Valentine’s Day is just one of the many occasions we […]
January 24, 2024

Moving Day Ready: Your Guide to Moving into a Senior Living Community

Making the move to a senior living community is an exciting time! There are plenty of amenities, social activities, and delicious meals waiting for you! However, thinking about all the steps involved in actually moving can quickly seem daunting. Don’t worry –  we are here to help you simplify and enjoy your move. We specialize in helping seniors embrace change and embark on an exciting new chapter of your life! Downsizing  Downsizing can be intimidating or even emotional, but it’s also a great opportunity to declutter and focus on your […]
January 18, 2024
Taking the Guesswork Out of Financial Planning for Your Future

Taking the Guesswork Out of Financial Planning for Your Future

When it comes to being financially prepared for your future, Friendship Village is here to help make your plan simple and straightforward. As we age, it’s essential to ensure financial well-being is aligned with changing lifestyle needs. Friendship Village is the only Life Care community in St. Louis, offering a unique pricing and value structure for a worry-free lifestyle.  Assess Current & Future Expenses Before looking into senior living communities, it’s important to have a solid grasp on your finances – both your present expenses and potential future costs. Develop […]

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