Question: Why is faith and spirituality important to you?
Answer: “I was always active in church. I sang in the choir up until this past year, and I’ve been involved in bible study groups and all sorts of activities. I had a mother that died when I was nine, and she was a very spiritual person. She taught Sunday school right there in our house growing up. I don’t even remember much about it, but it was part of who she was, and she passed it on to me. When I was first married, I was in Buffalo, New York with my husband – which is a long way away from California where I’m from and grew up. Within the first eighteen months of my marriage, five of my family members died. It was so difficult because since four of the five deaths were in my home state of California, I couldn’t attend the funerals, and I didn’t know how to deal with that. It became for me, my Sunday school religion wasn’t enough to see me through the adult losses I was going through. So, it was then I realized I needed more. For me, it was a need. After a while, I felt confident I could pray for strength to get me through any type of obstacle, and I knew with certainty my prayers would be answered. I truly don’t know how people make it without God in their life. I really don’t. I just think I would’ve had a nervous breakdown or something if I hadn’t been able to discover the greater help I had and being a part of a church.” Rose-Marie Bell, 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 gathering about 200 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@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 seeing you as we get to share insights about the senior living residents who are making our Friendship Village retirement communities so great!