Early Advantage

Early Advantage
You’ve imagined
your best future.
Now live it!

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Resort-style retirement communities in St. Louis.

Learn about our Memberships

Enjoy the Friendship Village Lifestyle Before Moving On-Campus

Experience the incredible lifestyle of Friendship Village, the area’s premier continuing care retirement community, before you make your move. Our new Early Advantage Membership provides all the social opportunities, amenities, memberships, clubs and fun without moving. Plus, you have priority access to our comprehensive health services.

Early Advantage Membership

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Your Lifestyle, Your Pace

Early Advantage allows you to integrate seamlessly into our community, experiencing the Friendship Village lifestyle at your own pace. You can participate in events, sample our culinary delights, and engage in an abundance of activities, all while securing your place on a waitlist for this exceptional lifestyle to become your daily life. This membership promises not only a dynamic lifestyle today but also a secure, comforting future surrounded by a community that becomes home.
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An Invitation to a Resort-Style Life

Early Advantage is more than a plan; it's an invitation to enjoy our resort-style amenities as part of your ideal lifestyle - today! Picture yourself lounging by our indoor heated pool, enjoying an exciting game of shuffleboard with friends, savoring chef-prepared meals, engaging in exciting activities, and being part of a lively social scene—all before officially calling our community your home.
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Early Advantage Benefits

Cost Advantage:

  • Monthly fee of $200, with Membership Entrance Fee credit of $40,000 applied toward move-in
  • Placement on Advantage Wait List
  • Priority access to higher levels of living at a discounted rate of 10% off

Lifestyle Access:

  • All on-campus activities, amenities, and special events
  • Delicious dining with 4 meals a month
  • FV Connections social app
  • Creative art studio, library, wood shop, and salon

Health Access:

  • An annual care coordinator visit, onsite clinic, and medical referrals
  • On-campus clinic and outpatient rehab
  • Fitness center, water aerobics, and heated pool
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Ready to Secure Your Exclusive Access? Here’s What’s Next:

1. Get in Touch with a Senior Living Specialist

Chesterfield: 636-733-0162
Sunset Hills: 314-270-7833

2. Schedule an Introductory Consultation

Our team will get to know all about your background, preferences, and needs, and be able to answer any questions you may have.

3. Application and Customized Plan

Our team will work with you to complete all of the application materials, so you can start enjoying the Friendship Village lifestyle!

Friendship Village — the Only Life Care Community in the St. Louis Area

Friendship Village is a Life Care Community, which makes its pricing and value unique in St. Louis. Secured by an entrance fee and a monthly service fee, Life Care gives you access to a full continuum of care, at essentially the same fee as your current residence. Think of it as an insurance policy, but one that covers your living expenses should you need to transition to Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation or Memory Care. No other community in the St. Louis area offers The Life Care Difference.


"I think the best years of my life will be at Friendship Village."

Sunset Hills

“I have security and I have peace of mind.”

Sunset Hills

“I have made a wonderful group of friends, we play cards, I go to dance class, I go on outings, I get involved.”

Sunset Hills

“There's everything here that I need at this time of my life. The people, the activities, the opportunities for growth.”

Sunset Hills

“I have met so many beautiful, wonderful people who have enriched my life. I wouldn't want to think of missing that opportunity."

Sunset Hills

“If people wait too long, I think they’re missing many of the opportunities to live a fuller life.” - Sunset Hills Resident

Sunset Hills


Let Us Show You Around

Interested in experiencing the Friendship Village lifestyle
firsthand? Schedule a tour with one of our member
representatives today!

Your Career Lives Here

Looking to make your next career move in a dynamic community with a wide range of benefits? We are always looking for caring professionals to join our team!