Question: What has been one of your primary interests?
Answer: “Theatre was the most important thing to me. I ran the theatre program while I was teaching at the high school and when I got to Kentucky they were restarting a community theatre program so I went to a meeting, then they asked me if I’d be on a playwriting committee, and the next thing I know they asked me if I could direct the first show so I directed the first one and then a number of shows after that. I like small, regional theatre. I’m not real big into musicals, although I do enjoy some of them. I got into theatre when I met my wife at Elmhurst. It was homecoming and they knew I had just gotten out of the army so they asked if they could borrow my uniform as a prop. I started helping them set up different sets and it grew from there. Theatre offers so much more to me. It’s live, it’s human beings. You could see the same show three times and it’ll be slightly different every time. It’s just a beautiful art form. It taught life lessons too like cooperation and working together. These are kids who don’t fit the normal perception of what people wanted them to be. They weren’t jocks, they weren’t this or that. But I’m proud that we had different kids that helped each other, got along together, or picked someone up that may have needed help. It teaches you that a bunch of different types of people can come together and work together.” Bob Cetera, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
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The above photo and text are part of a year-long project we call 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 short 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 this year’s end, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated. AND PARTICIPANTS get A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During this year, we will also be sharing these photos and stories on Facebook and other social media such as Instagram, so look for them and please follow the hashtag #WeAreFriendshipVillage to stay current with the project!
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 little bit better!
If interested in participating (or know someone else who might be), feel free to give us a call at (314) 270-7837 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 seeing you as we get to share insights about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so great!