Question: How did you start writing here at Friendship Village?
Answer: “I have been a part of the Welcome Committee here at Friendship Village and when they asked if anyone would be interested in profiling the new residents, I raised my hand and I couldn’t tell you why, but I belong to the writing class now that meets twice a month on Monday. So that’s how I got back into it, but it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed. When I was younger, I had a friend that I moved away from, but we still sent each other letters to keep in touch and they read like a diary. So, when I’d go to see her, she would have them all wrapped up in a pink ribbon to give back to me, and all told I have a big box full of letters I’ve either sent or received. Over the course of my life I’ve also written a bunch of family biographies. I wrote my own autobiography as well as my mother’s, father’s, aunt’s, and grandmother’s biography for my children to have. I think it’ll be a treasure.” – Jane Hodges, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
#WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #independentliving #assistedliving #memorycare
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 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 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. 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 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 meeting with you as we get to share about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so wonderful!