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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 […]
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 […]
 

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