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February 12, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Dorie Reed, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: Tell me about the different ways in which art has impacted you? Answer: “I won a scholarship to Webster College to major in music and I’ve studied piano from the time I was eight. I taught piano after I graduated from college and that was fun. I really enjoyed bringing this talent out of them and they weren’t all marvelous but there were enough of them that really felt it and you knew they were going to love it. I played a lot of piano here at the Village […]
February 11, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Paula Purcell, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: If you could give young people some advice, what would it be? Answer: “I’d say, believe in God. I’d say, be generous and be truthful. My faith has made me unafraid to try new things. For instance, when I was a child, I was sent to an art museum on a scholarship to learn to draw. I used to sketch portraits of people and that took some courage and confidence. I worked at a bank and they wanted me to do sketches to attract patrons to open an account. […]
February 10, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Elmer Weinrich, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did you get involved with Philanthropy in the Chesterfield area? Answer: “I liked to be involved helping the blind and deaf, and I enjoyed watching the kids play ball. I’ve been involved with the Lions Club since 1962 and I do mostly eyeglasses now for the district and the club. Last year we collected over 65,000 pair to send to Jefferson City so they could be cleaned, packaged, and sent all over the world. I got involved in the Lions Club because a guy asked me to join […]
February 9, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Gene Niederschmidt, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: When you were younger, do you have a talent you were really good at? Answer: “I was a photographer. And I carried that on in the military. I was in an aerial photography unit and I traveled all around the world as a photographer. That was my life. I also did weddings. I did so many weddings. I was shooting weddings to support my income for about twenty years. It was a good bit of money. My favorite thing was portraits of children. I did that, too.” – Gene […]
February 8, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Frances Leimkuehler, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did you come to realize what you wanted to do in your career? Answer: “When I graduated from Brown, I went to work for the Saint Louis Public Library and it was very mentally stimulating, but not physically. I attended a National Women’s Lacrosse meet my senior year in college and it was the most beautiful game I had ever seen. I realized that’s what I wanted to do. So, I went to Washington University and got my master’s in health and physical education because it had movement […]
February 7, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Tony Snyder, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: If you could give young people a piece of advice, what would it be? Answer: “Don’t eat too much. My longevity is probably because my wife wouldn’t let me have as much salt as I wanted. She’s a very good cook. She helps me watch what I eat. Some people eat lots of salt and too many sweets. Many many young people eat fast food with all the salt and just look at the obesity.” – Tony Snyder, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #retirementcommunity #seniorliving #independentliving #assistedliving #memorycare […]
February 7, 2020

Study finds Seniors With Active Social Life May Live Longer!

Below is a great read about how being part of an active senior living community brings so much to daily life and may help you live longer! We live and breathe this every day at our retirement communities at Friendship Village, so it’s always nice to see when good ideas are reinforced with good stories! Click on the link below to take a look! stories! https://www.studyfinds.org/seniors-who-keep-an-active-social-life-may-live-longer-study-finds/
February 6, 2020

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

Question: How did you get started with sports growing up? Answer: “I’m a people person and I like to do different things. A book is nice, but I need to do something more hands-on. My whole life, I’ve belonged to several different groups. My mother was quite social, so I may have gotten that personality trait from her. She always belonged to a number of different groups and did a lot of things. When I was in my house, I was in two different quilting guilds and now since I’ve […]
February 6, 2020

Our Annual Employee Awards Recognize Our Employees’ Excellence!

We’re so proud of the wonderful employees we honored at our Annual Employee Awards Ceremony! We had folks who were presented with awards for being with us for five years, ten years, twenty-five years and even thirty years! We gave special mentions to the four employees who were selected as employees of the quarter for 2019 AND our employee of the year Ross Mohesky (shown in the accompanying photo with Friendship Village Senior Services President and CEO Terry Walsh)! Special recognition was also given to our 2019 Safety Team and […]
 

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