Question: Is there something you like to think of first thing in the morning?
Answer: “The first thing on my mind is ‘Don’t fall.’ Honestly, every day I think that. But, seriously, I am very lucky. And every day I wake up and I feel that every single day, I’m so lucky to be here (at Friendship Village). I ask myself ‘How did I end up here?’ Me being here was totally accidental. God was doing the puppet thing.”
“My husband died and four months later I was diagnosed with a degenerative, neurological disease and it was only going to get worse and worse. I had this great big four-bedroom house and I had been falling a lot and literally came here (to Friendship Village), looked, and moved in. I mean, that was God’s hand guiding me, because there were several other places I looked at, but this is so wonderful. I walked in this place and it just was happier. It was brighter. And I think the view helped and all the sunshine. I think some of the darker apartments weren’t for me, and I knew I had to move, so there was motivation there and it’s worked out wonderfully.”
“And I didn’t expect the people to be so nice. All my new neighbors were so welcoming and I learned how to play card games I’d never played in my whole life, but they told me ‘Don’t worry about it. Come on!’ I’ve made a lot of new friends, three very close friends and everybody else, too!” – Jane Crowe, Friendship Village Sunset Hills resident
After gathering about 170 interviews and photos, we will publish A BOOK featuring all the great residents who participated at Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills. AND PARTICIPANTS get A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK! During the period of working on the project, 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 about fifteen 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!
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!
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