Question: Why did you get involved with education?
Answer: “Like my wife, I read a lot, and I read a lot of history and nonfiction. When I realized the magnitude of the second world war at a young age, I knew I’d eventually be drafted so I wanted to be a little bit more informed as to where we could be going and what was going on. I went to a little one-room country school which was very tiny. I remember one of the first things I learned was when they showed me a map and I found out there were other countries. Then I learned more and from there my interest grew, so I’ve always been interested. While I was in the army I was injured, and the second I got out of the hospital, I realized that I needed to go to school. Back then, a person with a disability of any kind was really kind of on the outskirts. Many people lived in isolation and that wasn’t for me. I got my bachelor’s, then I got my master’s, and finally my doctorate, because I felt like I always needed one thing more than the next guy. If two people are applying for a job, and one of them is in a wheelchair – you better have something other. I always figured out a way to be one step ahead and I had a wonderful career with the special school district here in the county and retired as an Associate Superintendent in charge of Special Ed for the county. I still study and I still love education. That’s my true passion and part of that is sciences that revolve around conservation, which we’ve been active in. I’ve always been people oriented. Many people the last 65 years have helped me. Even when I was a kid, if I needed something, I always had it despite being poor. So, I always thought, ‘That’s what you want to be.’ That’s why my work with people, which I’ve done for my entire life, is so important to me.” – Bob 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 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 and PARTICIPANTS GET 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 protected] 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!