Question: “What is a subject you care about and why?”
Answer: “I care about history. It’s important because it’s where we all come from. It wasn’t as important to me when I was younger, but I’ve grown to be very interested in it. My favorite history area is World War 2, and recently I’ve been reading “Races of Aces” by John Bruning. It’s interesting and very informative. It talks about the Pacific theater and how the Japanese zero airplane wasn’t fast enough to keep up with the American’s mustang. When I was young, I had a model fighter airplane that I built and that really got me into it. My uncle joined the Marines when he was 17 and fought in World War 2 in Italy. I remember one time he gave me an empty cartridge from his machine gun. That’s why it’s so important to me. Reading the books and the history of what these people went through was tremendous. You can’t exaggerate it.” – Joe Conway, 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!
After a year of gathering interviews and photos, 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 [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 seeing you as we get to share insights about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so great!