Our Insights, Opinions and Observations on Timely Topics in the Senior Living Space

February 2, 2021
Bob Fridley headshot

We Are Friendship Village: Bob Fridley, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: You mentioned the 4-H Club was important to you. How so? Answer: Growing up, I belonged to a 4-H club. I was shy and wasn’t really sure what I was going to do in 4-H, but someone encouraged me and so I raised chickens, of all things. I got a little more interested from there, so I continued with it for several years and enjoyed it immensely. I actually met my wife Gloria through 4-H, as well. We were on a train to Chicago for a 4-H event when […]
January 29, 2021
Senior man smiling

We Are Friendship Village: Carl Schaeffer, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: If you could have one special talent, what would it be? Answer: I would have liked to be a pro baseball player in center field. I never played in high school because I had to go to work, but I played a lot of amateur ball. I belonged to the Southside Panthers for a long time. We had uniforms and everything. One of my biggest hobbies has been collecting baseball cards. At one time, I had over 40,000. And I’m a big Cardinal fan! I worked at the ballpark, […]
January 28, 2021
Senior man sitting on a couch

We Are Friendship Village: Art Jacobsmeyer, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield

Question: What initially made you want to work in construction and once you were doing it, what did you enjoy about it? Answer: When I was in high school, I realized I liked to build things and that type of stuff. Being able to build something, what it took to build it, and then after it was built – getting to see what you did was gratifying. I came to like it because it was something new all the time. The longest I was ever on one job was two […]
January 18, 2021
Senior citizen petting a friendly visitor's dog

Friendship Village Chesterfield is having a Doggone Good Time with new Pet Therapy Program

The senior living community has adopted two dogs to boost residents’ moods during the pandemic and beyond.   St. Louis, MO. (December 1, 2020) – Friendship Village Chesterfield has two new four-legged visitors at the senior living community, 15201 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017. The dogs are part of its new pet therapy program, which is designed to provide companionship and bring smiles to residents’ faces during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The dogs’ visit not just the residents, but also the staff members who look forward to spending time […]
January 7, 2021

Moving Made Easy at Friendship Village

The St. Louis area real estate market is booming!  It is a seller’s market with houses often selling before going on the market and often above asking price. The trend is expected to continue through 2021. Mitch Beuke is a Friendship Village Chesterfield Preferred Realtor, assisting future residents comfortably market and sell their homes.  “I’m cautiously optimistic that the market will remain strong. Right now, there is less competition for sellers, serious buyers who have little to consider, and pent up demand backlogged from months of low inventory. This demand […]
November 24, 2020

Here’s a Great Collection of Senior Living Residents Expressing Their Gratitude!

Click on the story below to read. CCRC Residents Share Their Thanksgiving Gratitude #seniorliving #retirementliving #independentliving #assistedliving #memorycare #homecare #homehealth #gratitude
November 19, 2020

Friendship Village Wedding | Jim and Imogene

Jim and Imogene took the plunge last week and got married! Jim said of the decision, “You just know,” so he was sure it was the right move. The two had both been married before, but their spouses had passed some time ago. The couple had thought they were going to go to the local courthouse to tie the knot, but our Chaplain Burt Campbell was able to secure the Friendship Village Chapel for the newlyweds and preside over the ceremony to make it even more special!
November 19, 2020

Why Working With Seniors is Rewarding | Friendship Village

7 Rewarding Reasons Why Working with Seniors is More Than a Job. Why work with seniors? With an aging population there’s expected to be high demand at senior living communities. But even with expected job growth, there are several other reasons to work with seniors, including the fulfillment and enjoyment of working with the elderly and their family members. Plus, it can be a rewarding career path full of opportunities for personal and professional growth. If you’re wondering why you should consider working with seniors, this blog post will offer […]
November 17, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Al Zeller, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: How did you meet your wife? Answer: My wife and I met in college at an icebreaker dance before classes began in August of 1959. And we went together all four years of college and got married in 1963 after graduation. We have two daughters and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. I made the first move when we met. There were two of us guys and we went to this icebreaker and met two girls and I said to myself, ‘I like the tall one’ and that was […]

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