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

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 […]
November 16, 2020

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

Question: How did you get involved in the field of agriculture? Answer: I started working at 14 for the Agriculture College at NC State. That really set the stage for my career for the rest of my life because I was always associated with agriculture from that point on. I stayed there until I went to California to get my PhD at UC-Davis, and that was before the interstate was constructed, so we drove through every little town you can imagine. I came back to NC State, though, as a […]
November 13, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Mary Alice Winkles, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What was your favorite job and why? Answer: Women experienced discrimination in the newspaper business in the early 1960s – even those with journalism degrees. Because of my sex, I was placed in the Women’s Department of a Norfolk, VA newspaper. After “proving myself” for a year, I was given the token position for a female in the newsroom – the education and medical beat. Along with my male counterparts, we typed our articles on manual typewriters and sent the copy in pneumatic tubes to the composing room. The […]
November 12, 2020

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

Question: Why did you travel to Colorado so often and what did you enjoy about it? Answer: My wife had an excellent position where she traveled a lot and I got to travel with her, so it was her work and my vacation. It was usually Pueblo in Colorado, which was her place of operation, so we would always travel within one to two hundred miles of there. She would have to visit clientele, so I’d rent the cheapest car I could find and take off. I went to the […]
November 11, 2020

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

Question: When you were younger, what was something you really wanted to do? Answer: I always wanted to act and be in plays. Fortunately, my husband received a job offer in Omaha and I found the wonderful Omaha Community Playhouse. I received a part in the first play I tried out for. When asked what play I most enjoyed, I would say, probably playing Portia in “Julius Caesar.” In live theater, no two nights are quite the same. In one instance, I was on stage alone and the character who […]

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