Question: How would you describe yourself and why?
Answer: “I like to think I’m a friendly person. My mother yelled a lot when I was growing up and my dad worked six days a week, so he wasn’t around much. Because of that, I have always had a strong desire to be different than how I was brought up. My friends had families that would go and do things and I always have had a desire and wanted that also. I’m a social person. I like to talk to people and listen to them too if they have something to vent about. I’m just easy-going and I don’t get angry very much – it takes a lot to get me mad. Of course, my husband would disagree with me. When I met him, he had a family that was very close and loving, and mine obviously was not. So, I think my sense and love of people was inherited when we married and grew from that. I was never brought up into religion growing up, but it was very important to my husband’s family and was something that had been passed down for generations. There was a closeness there that I really loved, and I wanted to join into something like that.” – Mary Wahlman, resident Friendship Village Chesterfield
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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 AND EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES GETS 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 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 email@example.com 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!