Culinary Services Team Wins Top Honors at Local Chef Competition

Friendship Village Kalamazoo Culinary Services team of Executive Chef Nicole Hassen, Rachael Peters, Catering Manager Kellie Miller and Director of Culinary Services Craig Fowler competed against top southwest Michigan restaurant chefs on Thursday, February 21 in the Girl Scout Cookie Bake-Off to benefit the Girl Scouts of SW Michigan. Continue reading

9 Questions to Consider Before You Decide to Age in Place

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 indoor pools). Yet, despite the seeming allure of many senior living facilities, surveys reveal that older adults still have a strong desire to stay in their own home for as long as possible, referred to as “aging in place.” Continue reading

Welcome to Friendship Village’s New Life Enrichment Coordinator

Growing up while her father was in the Air Force, Ashley Barry experienced a wealth of cultures and travel before her family settled in Portage in 2005. She said her favorite country to live in was Belgium, and she enjoyed the many trips her family took to the surrounding countries. Continue reading