Question: Did you like being in school?
Answer: “I did. I was in the majorettes and we had the parades and all those things. And I still today have five friends and we get together every two or three months and they’re friends I’ve had since grade school. And all the social activities and football games and the proms made it special. Those things really come to mind when I think about those years. So many friendships. We all grew up together. I grew up in Baden which was a fun place to grow up. We never locked our doors. Everything was perfectly safe. And for the parade, we would march through Baden and then go out to Chain of Rocks Park for the yearly picnic.” – Carol Tate, resident Friendship Village Sunset Hills
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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!