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February 1, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Mary Mungenast, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What made you want to get involved with the Humane Society? Answer: “My husband and I had Basset Hounds that we’d truck around from place to place with the kids as we moved, and I never had animals growing up. Obviously, we started with the animals in adulthood with the kids and that was I think what drew me to want to do more. I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but initially my intent was to go and walk the dogs and play with the cats, like most […]
January 31, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Mike Cowan, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: Do you have a scary memory from when you were younger? Answer: “My whole childhood was pretty scary. I was born into a family with fourteen siblings, so I got pretty rough treatment. But I learned to live with it and I survived my childhood. If you have some rough knocks, if you get used to it, it’s not so bad. It gives you some perspective.” – Mike Cowan, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #FVatHome #assistedliving #MemoryCare The above photo and text are part of a […]
January 31, 2020

Two of Friendship Village’s Resident Leaders Invited to Speak at the State Capitol About Modernizing Life Care Law!

Two of Friendship Village’s Resident Leaders, Mary Mungenast (Chesterfield) and Bob Swearingen (Sunset Hills), were invited by Missouri State Representatives to participate in a Legislative Committee Hearing on Thursday in the State Capitol regarding the modernization of an old law pertaining to finances for Life Care Type “A” communities in the State. The entire committee voiced their appreciation for their participation and resident perspectives on the change and Friendship Villages of St. Louis was pleased Mary and Bob represented the interests of the residents and Friendship Villages so enthusiastically. It […]
January 30, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Bill Moody, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did you get started with sports growing up? Answer: “Early on I played a lot of baseball and tennis. Growing up I played on two baseball teams since we didn’t have baseball through the school. From there I just kind of hung in there with sports. I watch sports as much as I can now. Having played, I enjoy watching it because I sit and think, ‘It would’ve been nice to continue on playing later down the line.’ One spring in 1948, we were down playing at the […]
January 29, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Jean Glovanovitz, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What kind of stories or books do you like? Answer: “I love Danielle Steel’s books. She is the best writer. I have read every one of her books. She keeps you in suspense. I just love it. She just has you. And they’re not too racy. I like the romance part of it, but I like it clean.” – Jean Glovanovitz, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #assistedliving #independentliving #fvathome #homehealth The above photo and text are part of a year-long project we call We Are Friendship […]
January 28, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Eileen Carlson, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What’s your favorite activity to do in your free time and why? Answer: “I’ve always been a reader. I’m working on a biography right now about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life who wrote Little House on the Prairie, which is 500 pages in small text that has been very interesting. But I’ll read fiction as well. I really like historical fiction set in a context of years. For example, the British books about King Henry and his wives – I’ve read most of those. I love to read because it […]
January 27, 2020

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location
January 27, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Mary Winkelmann, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What makes you happy? Answer: “Just being alive. I’ve always been a happy person. I get up happy in the morning. I go to bed happy at night. I feel sorry for unhappy people. I don’t think they’re getting as much out of life as they could. I just like living. I’m 90. My husband used to say to me ‘I don’t know how you can be so happy in the morning’!” – Mary Winkelmann, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #assistedliving #independentliving #fvathome #homehealth The above […]
January 26, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Dexeter Kuhlman, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: How did your gardening hobby become so large? Answer: “I was big into gardening. When I was younger, about eight or nine years old, I had an aunt who got me involved in gardening with rosebushes and things like that. When I got married, we took some classes on how to garden your landscape and one thing led to another. I started with one 2×4 planting tray, which eventually let to racks of them, and then a lean-to greenhouse. I outgrew that and so I built a temporary structure […]
 

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