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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 […]
February 5, 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 […]
February 4, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Pat Weber, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: Some people like scary movies and like to be scared. Do you? Answer: “No. Absolutely not. There’s too many things in life that aren’t scary that I’d like to be involved in. I don’t like scary things. I don’t need ‘em.” – Pat Weber, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #retirementcommunity #seniorliving #independentliving #assistedliving #memorycare #fvathome The text and photo above are part of a year-long project called We Are Friendship Village. We are gathering these photos and brief interviews for Friendship Village’s website’s blog section each day as […]
February 4, 2020

Sneak Peek for our residents Monday at our new Memory Care Neighborhood at Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care!

We were so excited to give a sneak peek for our residents February 3rd at our new Memory Care Neighborhood at Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care! This first look showcased the new dining areas, common areas, new Assisted Living apartments, grounds and more! The new addition is slated to open with new residents moving in some time March 2020 (pending a few remaining inspections) and we’re thrilled to have our new friends make their home with us! Click below to see a video showing more! And […]
 

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