Question: How did you get involved with Philanthropy in the Chesterfield area?
Answer: “I liked to be involved helping the blind and deaf, and I enjoyed watching the kids play ball. I’ve been involved with the Lions Club since 1962 and I do mostly eyeglasses now for the district and the club. Last year we collected over 65,000 pair to send to Jefferson City so they could be cleaned, packaged, and sent all over the world. I got involved in the Lions Club because a guy asked me to join and I just really liked it. Baseball is really what started it out as. We tried to build baseball fields down in the valley on the old Schoettler Road and it just wasn’t working out, so I told the Lions committee we needed to talk to the city of Chesterfield and get them involved. When we first built the fields, I was involved in that because I enjoyed watching the kids play and wanted them to have a place to play. They named one of the fields after me and in 1985 I got to be the Citizen of the Year in Chesterfield. I just loved the sport. You know you’re doing something for the greater good.” – Elmer Weinrich, 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 text 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!