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June 14, 2024
Working in Senior Living at Friendship Village

Career Opportunities in the Senior Living Space

The senior living job sector is experiencing significant growth, creating a wide range of fulfilling and meaningful career opportunities. At Friendship Village, we believe in building a supportive, fun environment where both our residents and team can thrive. Read on to learn more about the variety of positions available to those looking for a career with purpose! Career Opportunities at Friendship Village: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs)  Provide expert care for residents by creating personalized care plans, conducting health assessments, and managing medications. At Friendship Village you’ll […]
May 28, 2024
Senior couple reviewing Friendship Village floor plan layouts

Choosing Your Ideal Floor Plan: Everything to Consider!

Choosing a floor plan is an exciting part of moving to a senior living community! It’s your chance to create a home that supports your lifestyle. While exciting, it can also be challenging to know what to consider as you look through options. With thoughtful planning, you can find your perfect space. Here are a few key things to consider when making this exciting decision:  Built for Your Lifestyle To find the right floor plan, think about your typical routine. Do you like hosting family dinners? Love spending time outside? […]
May 22, 2024
Friendship Village senior travel group in STL enjoying the Canadian Rockies

Our Top Travel Destinations for Adventure-Seeking Seniors

Did you know our Friendship Village communities take frequent trips to a variety of both national and international destinations? Our trips maximize fun and adventure while prioritizing the preferences and comforts of our senior residents. We plan all the travel details, so residents get to focus on the fun. Here are some of our favorite destinations from past few years:  The Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest: Our packed itinerary for this trip took our residents from Seattle’s bustling Pike Place Market to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Our residents loved walking […]
May 20, 2024
Friendship Village seniors enjoying St. Louis sites

Top 10 Outings for Seniors in St. Louis

Looking for something fun to do in St. Louis this weekend? St. Louis is full of fun places to visit from beautiful parks to delicious restaurants. At Friendship Village, our residents go on frequent outings to see all the best places in and around STL. Here’s our top 10 favorite places within 10 miles of St. Louis to visit!  The Missouri Botanical Garden The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of our favorite places to spend a morning, especially since there’s no entry fee on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7am-12pm! […]
April 25, 2024
Friendship Village gardening club member taking care of the courtyard flowers

Two Green Thumbs Up: A Gardening Guide for Seniors!

It’s officially Spring which means it’s time to break out the gardening gloves and your favorite tools! Gardening is a great way to get exercise, boost your mood, and enjoy some fresh air! Ready to dig into gardening this Spring season? Learn our best tips and tricks for building a beautiful garden. Safety First! As it gets warmer (and the St. Louis humidity kicks in), it’s important to stay safe while gardening. This includes drinking plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and putting on sunscreen before heading […]
April 22, 2024
Independent living residents enjoying

Housing Market: Why Now is the Perfect Time to Downsize for Seniors

Thinking about downsizing? Now is a great time to make the move to a senior living community! The housing market is currently very favorable for sellers, making downsizing a great option for seniors ready to make a change. Here are a few reasons why now is a perfect time to downsize and make the move to a senior living community. The Current Housing Market One of the biggest benefits of downsizing right now is the current state of the housing market. With low housing inventory and high demand from buyers, […]
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
Senior Living Careers

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 […]
 

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