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January 2, 2019

Friendship Village Historic Expansions Gain Even More Momentum

Friendship Village recently received an overwhelmingly positive response from investors when it issued bonds to complete financing for the expansion project at both of its St. Louis-area senior living campuses. During the course of the bond sale, Friendship Village received offers for twice the $201MM requested. This interest in Friendship Village highlights that investors across the United States see Friendship Village as a financially strong institution, positioned for continued longevity. Currently, Friendship Village is undergoing expansions at both its Sunset Hills and Chesterfield locations to add dynamic new spaces and […]
December 11, 2018

Friendship Village Senior Living Communities Rank as Best in America

Friendship Village senior living communities have been rated among America’s best nursing homes by a recent U.S. News & World Report, 2018-19 Best Nursing Homes study. Friendship Village Sunset Hills and Friendship Village Chesterfield both received high scores in the overall ranking, receiving 5 out of 5 marks. Less than 2% (10 of 520) of nursing homes in the St. Louis area received this ranking. “This is great news for current and future residents of Friendship Village because it confirms our commitment to providing the best senior care available,” said […]
November 19, 2018

Veterans Celebrate Historic Anniversary at Friendship Village

Residents and staff gathered together at both the Chesterfield and Sunset Hills locations of Friendship Village Senior Living Communities on November 12 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Each year, Friendship Village hosts a USO-themed dinner around Veterans Day. The event is held to honor and celebrate all residents and staff members that have served our country. It is also a nostalgic evening for those who supported spouses or families while they served. This year was extra special, not only because of the centennial […]
October 12, 2018

Friendship Village Cements Its Future in St. Louis

Friendship Village staff, residents, and board members gathered on September 27 to leave a permanent mark on the current building expansion of the Chesterfield location. The 36-acre senior living campus located at 15201 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO is undergoing construction to add dynamic new spaces and amenities for existing and new residents. The construction is scheduled to be complete in Fall 2020. As a way to commemorate the improvements to its campus, Friendship Village Chesterfield invited staff, residents and family members to share in the success and future of the […]
October 12, 2018

A Lifetime of Example – Charles Scherrer Does His Best to Answer the Question, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

It’s impossible to capture everything Charles Scherrer does. In sharing about his life, the active senior struggles with calling attention to his good works, insisting he doesn’t do them for notoriety. Yet the more Charles talks, the more you are inspired by his lifelong commitment to Christ and letting God’s love shine through him. A native of St. Louis, Charles, 83, has been a parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary since 1961. As a resident of Friendship Village Sunset Hills for the last few years, he wasted no time after […]
June 20, 2018

FV Services, Inc. Makes ‘2020 Vision’ A Reality

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Celebrates Unprecedented $201 Million Expansion 40 Years Later, Friendship Village Sunset Hills’ Future Looks Bright The sweltering summer heat could not dampen the excitement in the air on Thursday, June 7 at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. Residents, board members, families, development partners and the Mayor of Sunset Hills all celebrated in anticipation of the campus expansion, to be completed in 2020. A ceremonial groundbreaking showed the significance of the unprecedented expansion of the 52-acre campus of FV Services, Inc.’s Friendship Village Sunset Hills community—the largest financing of any […]
May 29, 2018

The Business of Senior Living Care – St Louis Business Journal

FV Services, Inc. was proud to participate in the Table of Experts discussion on “The Business of Senior Living Care” for The St. Louis Business Journal. Carmen Fronczak, VP of Sales, joined other industry experts to talk about what is happening and what’s next for the 10,000 seniors who turn age 65 every day.
March 15, 2018

FV Services, Inc. Announces New Vice President of Sales Carmen Fronczak

FV Services, Inc. today announced the creation of the Vice President of Sales position and the promotion of Carmen Fronczak, as the organization continues to increase its senior services offerings and further integrate operations of the Friendship Villages of St. Louis. “As the FV Services, Inc. Vice President of Sales, Carmen will develop and lead strategic sales initiatives for home health, independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and any new or expanded product lines on the Friendship Village senior living campuses,” said Terry Walsh, President and CEO. In […]
March 1, 2018
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Village Care Center at Friendship Village Sunset Hills & Administrator Stacey Zerban Honored as Top 3%

The Village Care Center at Friendship Village Sunset Hills and Administrator Stacey Zerban were recognized with the American College of Health Care Administrator’s (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for excellence in skilled care. The strict eligibility requirements narrow the field to the top 11% of skilled nursing facilities nationwide and to only 18 of eligible nursing homes in the entire state of Missouri. “Our communities have a 43-year history of providing the highest-quality care in the St. Louis area,” said FV Services, Inc. President and CEO Terry Walsh. “We […]