Question: What’s something you’ve enjoyed throughout your life and why?
Answer: “I read a lot…I read too much. All I do is read! I started reading as soon as I learned how. My father read to me when I was a child and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. I was raised very isolated in the country with no friends, so for me, it was an outlet to learn about the world. I grew up in the 40’s and 50’s and the countryside was isolating. My parents didn’t have any money and I had relatives in town that I’d stay with, but really and truly I think it was my window to the world and that’s what drew me in. Now, I mostly I read fiction and I belong to a book club, so I read whatever they recommend. I like historical fiction because I’m into history – and I’ll read non-fiction if I’m interested in the person. It’s an outlet and an opening to new things. It opens doors that you can’t open any other way. For example, I read a book about Gertrude Bell, who had drawn the borders for Iraq and Iran in the Middle East after the first world war. Obviously, I knew very little about the history of the Middle East in the early 20’s, and that book helped educate me on it.” – Bea Huskey, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
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The above photo and text are part of our new year-long project we’re calling We Are Friendship Village. We are posting these photos and brief interviews to our website’s blog section every day as we talk with residents at Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The idea is to give a snapshot introduction to the residents who make up our wonderful senior living communities and give you a peek at something you might not know about them!
At year’s end, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated. ALSO, ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATES GETS A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During this year, we will also be sharing these photos and text on Facebook and other social media such as Instagram, so look for them and please follow the hashtag #WeAreFriendshipVillage to stay up to date!
We think it’s a great chance to share a bit about who we are! Residents’ participation takes less than ten minutes, so it won’t take much time to be a part of it and we think everyone will enjoy getting to know their neighbors and friends a bit better!
If you are interested in participating (or know someone else who might be), feel free to give us a call at (314) 270-7837 or email at email@example.com or drop by the marketing suites in Sunset Hills or Chesterfield. We have 365 of these to do over the course of the year, so everyone is welcome!
We look forward to meeting with you as we get to share about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so wonderful!