Independent Living

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Independent Living at Friendship Village

You are the inspiration behind Friendship Village Kalamazoo! We designed our senior living community after listening to what today’s seniors told us they wanted: freedom, independence, and the opportunities to connect, grow, and enjoy each day.

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A Wealth of Services and Amenities

Living Well at Friendship Village means you’ll experience stellar service and exceptional amenities that support and nurture every aspect of your personal well-being.

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Services Designed for Your Lifestyle

At Friendship Village, everything starts with Extraordinary Impressions®, our culture of gracious hospitality and service, that ensures every interaction with you and your family is meaningful and memorable.

  • Twice a month housekeeping.
  • Weekly transportation to grocery store, bank, area malls, downtown churches on Sunday.
  • Transportation to medical and financial appointments within the Kalamazoo and Portage area.
  • Home maintenance, grounds keeping, landscaping, and snow removal.
  • Emergency nursing and medical services.
  • 24-hour security.
  • Chaplain services.
  • Assistance-In-Living and Home Health Services.
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So Many Amenities to Enjoy!

Friendship Village provides the finest in independent living amenities without compromise. This is the lifestyle you want to live.

  • Pet friendly.
  • State-of-the-art Fitness and Aquatic Centers.
  • 7200 sq. ft. Village Clubhouse.
  • 5-acre Village Woods with paved walking paths.
  • Art gallery, library, woodworking shop, auditorium for films and productions, gathering spaces, the Village Garden.
  • Catering services from our Executive Chef & culinary team.
  • In-house clinics for podiatry, primary care, and chronic illness management from Bronson Methodist and Ascension Borgess.
  • The Village Store stocked with essentials.
  • On-campus salon.
  • Guest rooms for family and friends.
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Life Enrichment

At Friendship Village you’ll have access to a full array of enriching on- and off-campus activities coordinated by our Life Enrichment Team. There are so many things for you to enjoy—movie screenings, card games, social clubs, art and creative writing classes, Lifelong Learning at Western Michigan University, gardening, woodworking, volunteering, and so much more.

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Distinctive Dining

We serve up two beautifully appointed dining spaces. Our bright, airy Café overlooking the gardens of our central courtyard is an ideal casual setting for sharing breakfast or lunch, and, with its fine table linens and fresh floral pieces, our gracious Dining Room provides the perfect atmosphere for an impeccably prepared lunch or dinner.

Download Sample Dining Menu PDF
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Independent Living Floor Plans

With multiple residence options and floor plans available, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your lifestyle.

Caremerge FVKLINKED Smart Technology

Our exclusive Caremerge FVKLINKED smart technology is in every Independent Living residence. It allows you to access community announcements, campus events, menus, and a wide range of other information regarding our services and amenities using simple voice commands with a Village-provided Amazon Echo or through your personal smart phone or tablet.

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A Residence Designed For You

From our cozy neighborhood of spacious Garden Homes to our variety of beautifully appointed Village Apartments, we’re sure to have the perfect residence for your lifestyle.

Residents and Their Families Love Friendship Village!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Friendship Village provides a team of experienced professionals to guide you, step-by-step, through the process. Our Independent Living Move-In Coordinator Madeleine Socia will help you complete paperwork, troubleshoot issues as they arise, and assist you with making decorating selections. She’ll also create a drawn-to-scale layout for the furniture you plan to bring. In addition, we provide 16 hours of free assistance from professional organizer Mary Beth Lyons, owner/operator of A Single Ray of Hope. Mary Beth can help you rightsize, pack, unpack, and organize.

We promote a personal, attentive approach to helping you become integrated into your new home and well connected to everything there is to enjoy at Friendship Village. Of course, what you choose to participate in and how your services are structured and delivered are always up to you. This is the choice, control and flexibility that is the hallmark of every community managed by Life Care Services®.

In the best possible way! With its security and home maintenance services, a senior living community eliminates your worries about frozen pipes, burglar alarms and finding someone to collect your mail. It’s a perfect nest for “snowbirds” or cottagers. You can pack your bags and hit the road whenever you wish for a truly worry-free adventure.

Yes! Friendship Village is a pet-friendly community. We know you love your pets. They’re members of your family, and here family is always welcome.

Yes! Even if the community you are considering offers a discount on the cost of skilled nursing care for life, a long-term care policy may provide an extra layer of financial protection. Read your policy carefully to determine exactly which levels of care are covered, then ask the community’s sales consultant to factor the coverage into your estimated expenses. Today’s investment can provide super savings tomorrow.

The best senior living value combines a package of services and amenities with access to health care and assisted living. At a LifeCare® community such as Friendship Village, residents pay for services and health care in an affordable monthly fee rather than on a more expensive a-la-carte basis.
Many communities, like Friendship Village, also offer a choice of financial plans that refund a percentage of the entrance payment to you or your estate, depending on your preference. Simply put, this type of community gives you more value for your dollar without sacrificing peace of mind.

When choosing a senior living community, it’s critical to find out who manages the community and to consider their reputation. Friendship Village is managed by Life Care Services®, an LCS® Company. Life Care Services® leads the way in senior living with nearly 50 years of proven experience. This innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship and lifestyle-centered services, as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.

Have More Questions About Friendship Village?

We’d love to hear from you! Just reach out to our expert team and we’ll be happy to help.

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