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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 […]
January 29, 2020
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We Sailed the Seas of Fun at Our Captain’s Dinner!

We’re wrapping up our Cruise Month this January and have capped it off with over 200 people in attendance for The Captain’s Dinner, featuring our very own Captain Terry Walsh! Each week in January we’ve had a theme to celebrate Australia, Italy, Switzerland and Brazil and have gotten into the spirit of those great places with activities and outings! We’ve had a delicious fondue dinner at the (Swiss-style) Melting Pot restaurant, took a bus tour to the Hill for a taste of Italy and made trips to the St. Louis […]
January 28, 2020
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Friendship Village Sunset Hills Resident Skip Johnson Donates to Hospital as Tribute to Late Wife

Former Jefferson Countian Clyde “Skip” Johnson was looking for a way to give back to local residents and to keep his late wife’s memory alive. Johnson believes the substantial donation (Johnson chose to not disclose the amount in this story) he made to Mercy Health Foundation Jefferson to create the Becky Johnson Memorial Fund accomplished both goals. Johnson, 80, of Sunset Hills, said he and his wife, Florence Rebecca “Becky” Johnson were high school sweethearts who moved to Jefferson County in 1980. Johnson ran several businesses in the county over […]
January 27, 2020
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January 24, 2020
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Our Annual Memorial to Remember Those We Lost at Friendship Village Sunset Hills

A somber, but substantial and prayerful group was on hand for the annual Friendship Village Sunset Hills Memorial Service which paid tribute to the 95 residents we lost in 2019. There were words and songs of remembrance and strength in our group as we took a few moments to honor the loved ones who left our community, but will always remain in our hearts. The annual Memorial Service for Friendship Village Chesterfield will be scheduled soon.
January 21, 2020
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Sallaine and Phil Upchurch Donate $207,000 to Help Build New Chapel at Friendship Village Chesterfield

An extremely generous gift to Friendship Village Chesterfield has recently helped make it possible for the building of our new Chesterfield chapel! Friendship Village Chesterfield residents Phil and Sallaine Upchurch have graciously donated $207,000 through the sale of a property they owned. Many donations have been made to the Invest in Hope chapel fundraising campaign along the way and this especially magnanimous donation from the Upchurch family brings the total funds raised to $814,000, either donated or pledged. The Board of Directors at Friendship Village Senior Services has authorized the […]