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February 25, 2020
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Steel Beams Get Signed to Become Part of Friendship Village History!

Friendship Village Sunset Hills residents got a chance to make their mark on history when two six-foot steel beams were displayed to be signed at the Village Care Center! The two beams will be placed among the new construction expansion projects at Friendship Village to be a part of continuing to build the future of senior living! Thanks for contributing, everyone!
February 20, 2020
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Our Event Explaining the Tax Benefits of Life Care Had Over 100 Attendees!

Our Ballroom at Friendship Village Sunset Hills was PACKED with nearly a hundred folks to learn the benefits of our Life Care program (including the tax benefits) and were treated to a complimentary brunch. Our President and CEO Terry Walsh as well as Senior Living Sales Director Matt Beckham informed everyone about Life Care and other aspects of senior living at Friendship Village. It was a fun and informative morning and thanks so much to everyone who came out! For more information about Life Care, click this link Life Care […]
February 17, 2020
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Friendship Village residents are creating “Puppets with a Purpose”!

Friendship Village Chesterfield residents have a fun new community project they are working on and we’re calling it “Puppets with a Purpose”! Under the guidance of Aristocrafts Coordinator Patty Aufricht, the residents in her class are observing Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary by working jointly with teacher Denise Cox and her students at North Side School in St Louis. The new project has residents busily sewing Sesame Street hand puppets which will be used in the classroom for various learning projects. In addition to the hand-made puppets, Friendship Village residents working […]
February 14, 2020
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Congratulations, Ellen, on Thirty Years with Friendship Village!

Ellen Wann was surprised Friday with a party and some very appreciative words from everyone as we celebrated Ellen’s thirty years with Friendship Village Sunset Hills! Ellen is a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Resident Care Coordinator and a tremendous part of the Friendship Village team!   Thanks so much for all you do and congratulations, Ellen! #WeAreFriendshipVillage #seniorliving #retirementcommunity #FVatHome #assistedliving #MemoryCare
February 7, 2020
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Study finds Seniors With Active Social Life May Live Longer!

Below is a great read about how being part of an active senior living community brings so much to daily life and may help you live longer! We live and breathe this every day at our retirement communities at Friendship Village, so it’s always nice to see when good ideas are reinforced with good stories! Click on the link below to take a look! stories!
February 6, 2020
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Our Annual Employee Awards Recognize Our Employees’ Excellence!

We’re so proud of the wonderful employees we honored at our Annual Employee Awards Ceremony! We had folks who were presented with awards for being with us for five years, ten years, twenty-five years and even thirty years! We gave special mentions to the four employees who were selected as employees of the quarter for 2019 AND our employee of the year Ross Mohesky (shown in the accompanying photo with Friendship Village Senior Services President and CEO Terry Walsh)! Special recognition was also given to our 2019 Safety Team and […]
February 4, 2020

Sneak Peek: New Memory Care Neighborhood!

We were so excited to give a sneak peek for our residents February 3rd at our new Memory Care Neighborhood at Friendship Village Sunset Hills Assisted Living & Memory Care! This first look showcased the new dining areas, common areas, new Assisted Living apartments, grounds and more! The new addition is slated to open with new residents moving in some time March 2020 (pending a few remaining inspections) and we’re thrilled to have our new friends make their home with us! Click below to see a video showing more! And […]
January 31, 2020
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Our Intergenerational Program Pairs Seniors and Young Students for Learning and Sharing!

We recently had our second meeting of our Intergenerational Program and had a wonderful time bringing young students (ages 4-5) and seniors together for a day of learning basic math, writing skills, spelling, learning values and much more. The program fosters interaction and socialization between the generations, which improves the quality of life for both groups! The children then performed a song for the residents and everybody shared a snack at the end of the day.   The Intergenerational Program was introduced last year by Friendship Village Sunset Hills Creative […]
January 31, 2020
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Two of Friendship Village’s Resident Leaders Invited to Speak at the State Capitol About Modernizing Life Care Law!

Two of Friendship Village’s Resident Leaders, Mary Mungenast (Chesterfield) and Bob Swearingen (Sunset Hills), were invited by Missouri State Representatives to participate in a Legislative Committee Hearing on Thursday in the State Capitol regarding the modernization of an old law pertaining to finances for Life Care Type “A” communities in the State. The entire committee voiced their appreciation for their participation and resident perspectives on the change and Friendship Villages of St. Louis was pleased Mary and Bob represented the interests of the residents and Friendship Villages so enthusiastically. It […]