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January 17, 2020

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

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement
January 16, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Ellen Leible, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What do you like about living in Friendship Village Chesterfield? Answer: “I loved living in Denver and didn’t want to move here, but I did it as a gift to my kids. As it turned out, I realized it was a gift to myself, too. I didn’t realize how isolated I had become. I was active in my church, but that’s different. It makes such a difference sitting down and eating with people, and when I walk in the hallway, I see residents all the time, and what I […]
January 15, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Bob Brockhaus, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: If you could have one special talent, what would it be and why? Answer: “I’d like to be able to sing or even keep time to music. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. I can’t dance. When I was a teenager and periodically at parties I wasn’t dancing, I was just shuffling. But it’s not a big deal.” – Bob Brockhaus, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #independentliving #seniorliving #memorycare The above photo and text are part of a new project we’re calling We Are […]
January 14, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Vi Rumbolo, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did you come to be so involved with playing bocce at Friendship Village? Answer: “So I get this knock on the door when I moved in and this woman said, ‘You left something on the truck,’ and I didn’t know what it could be. She brought up this little black bag and when I looked inside, I saw it was my late husband’s old bocce ball set. I had never played and didn’t know the rules, but I used to watch my husband play, so in 2013 I […]
January 13, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Al Bedford, resident Friendship Village Assisted Living and Memory Care

Question: What makes you feel strong and confident? Answer: “My determination. I’m just determined I’m not going to give in to every ache and pain. It’s an important state of mind, I believe.” – Al Bedford, resident Friendship Village Assisted Living and Memory Care #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunities #assistedliving #memorycare #independentliving
January 12, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Phil Zimmerman, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: If there’s just one thing you’ve had a strong interest in over the years, what would it be? Answer: “Other than family, I’ve had a lot of hobbies over the years from painting, to working with my hands, through wood working. But above all else, I’ve always been a big reader. I didn’t really like school that much; It was too organized for me and I never went beyond high school, so I’ve educated myself by reading and that’s a never-ending process. I’ve read thousands of books in my […]
January 11, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Sharon Wansong, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: “What’s something you’re good at?” Answer: “I used to be an activities consultant (in nursing homes) and I just loved being around older people and people my own age. I like to communicate, talk and laugh. It’s what I’m good at.” – Sharon Wansong, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #assistedliving #memorycare #retirement
January 10, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Dave Leech, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: “What made you decide you wanted to have a career in mathematics?” Answer: Initially, I actually wanted to go into forestry because of my background in the Boy Scouts – not mathematics. But I took a mandatory math course my first semester of college and I loved it so much, I decided to change my degree to mathematics. I went home for Christmas and told my parents, ‘I don’t want to go into forestry anymore. I really like math and I want to go into math and become a […]
 

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