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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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5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location
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 […]
January 21, 2020
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Pathway Health Announces Friendship Village has Achieved INTERACT Center of Excellence Designation

Pathway Health announces Friendship Village has achieved the INTERACT Center of Excellence designation! Friendship Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is the first organization to achieve this status! To achieve this, Friendship Village commited to a rigorous certification program which promotes reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions utilizing the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program. Click the link below for more details about this exciting achievement! Updated FVSS – PHS – CoE Media Release 1-21-20
January 16, 2020
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The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement

The Value of a Solid Support System During Retirement
January 11, 2020
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A Dusting of Snow Brings Thoughts of Spring!

The dusting of snow around Friendship Village Sunset Hills sure is pretty…and really reminds us we’re ready for spring! A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. […]
January 6, 2020
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Two Friendship Village employees win VOYCE Exceptional Caregiver Award honors

We’re thrilled to announce Friendship Village employees Colin Goodwin and Ivanka Kraeva have each received VOYCE Caregiver Awards! Click the link below to see full details. VOYCE Caregiver Awards Final 12.16.19