Friendship Village Welcomes New Fitness Center Manager Alecia Dennis

With her sparkling smile and vivacious personality, Alecia Dennis has captured the hearts of Friendship Village’s residents in just the few short weeks since she arrived. Growing up in Marshall, Alecia graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Olivet College. Continue reading

Altoid Can Flashlights – Now that’s Cool!

Now this is cool!  Mr. Ken Mills has a long history of creating unique items out of unusual things.

His latest creation is a flashlight using empty Altoid cans! He has made many of these flashlights with students who visit Friendship Village, expanding his love of technology to the next generation. Continue reading

Staying Fit While You Age— State-of-the-Art Wellness and Fitness Center

State-Of-The-Art Fitness Center Key to Senior Health at Friendship Village

The Oslo University Hospital in Norway recently studied 5,700 men, age 68-77, who exercised 30 minutes a day, six days a week. The study concluded that, on average, this exercise regimen helped add more than 5 years to the lives of the participants. Encouraging news, indeed!  Yet, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, only about 1/3 of American adults get 150 minutes of exercise per week and the level of activity typically decreases even more among seniors. Continue reading