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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 […]
January 25, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Marge Kamper, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What’s your favorite thing to eat? Answer: “Candy. Any kind. Fudge is my favorite. And vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup is one of my favorites. And for a dinner, I’d like ham and mashed potatoes with green beans. And a cup of decaf coffee or maybe a 7up. Simple.” – Marge Kamper, 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 […]
January 24, 2020

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

Question: Why do you think you were so drawn to automobiles? Answer: “I’m what you’d call a gear head. In high school, I was the guy that fixed your car. I didn’t throw touchdown passes and I didn’t win the literary prize, but I was very well-followed because I was the guy that fixed your car. Cars and motorcycles have been a hobby all my life. I guess it started as a kid, but with the technology of our era, there weren’t electronics. We didn’t have a TV in our […]
January 23, 2020

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

Question: Did you like high school? Answer: “That’s a tough one. Academically, it just went by. I met Pat (Pat Weber, George’s wife) and fortunately or unfortunately, it was good and I got a little distracted. So, my grades were average. I didn’t think I was going to go to college and I just lived day to day, I guess. Girls had my full attention and she (Pat) was one of them. She was at the top.”- George Weber, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #retirementcommunity #seniorliving #independentliving #assistedliving #memorycare […]
January 22, 2020

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

Question: What do you think made you love arts and crafts? Answer: “I love paper. I’ve enjoyed crafts since I was young, and I always had an endless supply of paper that my dad would bring home from work. It’s a way for me to express myself and it’s fun! It’s also rewarding to make something personalized for someone else. I like to make crafts, cards, and boxes to put treats in and share. I’ve taught some classes here and people have enjoyed them. It involves folding, cutting, pasting, creating […]
January 21, 2020

We Are Friendship Village: Jackie Zeitinger, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Question: What is your favorite season? Answer: “Spring. Because life is coming back to the gardens and everything is blooming so beautifully. I’m a garden person, so I love all the color you have and winter is done and you’re starting a new year. Though I don’t have a garden anymore, I go to a friend’s and do her garden work for her. She was a former neighbor, so I go to see her and keep her garden looking nice.” – Jackie Zeitinger, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving […]
January 21, 2020

Sallaine and Phil Upchurch Donate $207,000 to Help Build New Chapel at Friendship Village Chesterfield

An extremely generous gift to Friendship Village Chesterfield has recently helped make it possible for the building of our new Chesterfield chapel! Friendship Village Chesterfield residents Phil and Sallaine Upchurch have graciously donated $207,000 through the sale of a property they owned. Many donations have been made to the Invest in Hope chapel fundraising campaign along the way and this especially magnanimous donation from the Upchurch family brings the total funds raised to $814,000, either donated or pledged. The Board of Directors at Friendship Village Senior Services has authorized the […]
January 21, 2020

Pathway Health Announces Friendship Village has Achieved INTERACT Center of Excellence Designation

Pathway Health announces Friendship Village has achieved the INTERACT Center of Excellence designation! Friendship Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is the first organization to achieve this status! To achieve this, Friendship Village commited to a rigorous certification program which promotes reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions utilizing the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program. Click the link below for more details about this exciting achievement! Updated FVSS – PHS – CoE Media Release 1-21-20
 

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