The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.
Moving from your home into a senior living community is a big decision, and there are a number of important things you need to know as you begin considering the possibility.
Friendship Village Kalamazoo Culinary Services team of Executive Chef Nicole Hassen, Rachael Peters, Catering Manager Kellie Miller and Director of Culinary Services Roger Kozicki competed against top southwest Michigan restaurant chefs on Wednesday, February 26 in the Girl Scout Cookie Bake-Off to benefit the Girl Scouts of SW Michigan.
It’s an important question. Some communities, known as life care communities, offer guarantees that ensure that residency contracts will not be invalidated if financial resources become exhausted through no fault of your own. It’s a safety net that provides the highest level of security for your future. As you consider which senior living community may… Continue reading What Happens if I Run Out of Money?
Today’s senior living communities offer more services and amenities than ever, with perks that range from the convenient (like on-site healthcare facilities, transportation, and home maintenance) to the luxurious (like on-site 5-star dining options and Fitness & Aquatic Centers).
One of the very first steps you’ll want to take as you consider moving to a senior living community is to tour a variety of communities, see what they have to offer, and determine which best fits your individual lifestyle, expectations and personality. Below are some key factors to keep in mind and use… Continue reading What Should You Look for in a Senior Living Community?
For many older adults who are currently independent but like the idea of living in a setting where healthcare services are available if needed down the road, a Life Plan Community (LPC) can be an ideal solution.
It all starts with knowing your options—and having a basic understanding of the nomenclature. The world of senior living has its own vocabulary, with a variety of terms and acronyms. Below, you’ll see a basic definition of many of the key phrases you’ll encounter, followed by an infographic which can help direct you to the… Continue reading What Type of Senior Living Community is Right for Me?
On October 12, 1975, forty-five years ago, Friendship Village celebrated its official dedication, and our very first residents began living here!
Cue the Confetti… We’re Celebrating 45 Years! To kick-off the year-long celebration of our 45th year, a Kitchen Table Talk was hosted to share the oral history of the founding of Friendship Village featuring those who were an integral part of our humble beginning.