U.S. News & World Report Names Friendship Village Kalamazoo a 2022-23 Best Senior Living Community

May 23, 2022 | News | Reading Time 4:00 Minutes

KALAMAZOO, MI – May 10, 2022 – Friendship Village Kalamazoo has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-23 Best Senior Living Community.

Friendship Village Kalamazoo is one of the senior living communities recognized by U.S. News that earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for both Independent Living and Assisted Living. U.S. News awards the designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’s objective statistical assessment of each senior living community’s performance from consumer satisfaction surveys administered between March 2021 and February 2022, reflecting the viewpoints of more than 200,000 current residents and family members of residents living in thousands of senior living communities nationwide.

With decades of expertise in senior living and a relationship with families in the Kalamazoo area that spans generations, Friendship Village is more than just a place to reside. It’s a connection to all the things that can keep residents learning, growing and getting the most out of every day. Here residents can enjoy vibrant, maintenance-free independent living, with onsite amenities that include a new state-of-the-art wellness and fitness center, healthy and delicious restaurant-style meals, a performing arts center, a woodshop, an art gallery, a library, and our unique Main Street that features the Village Store, Looking Glass Hair Salon, and Wi-Fi Café. Residents also have access to a whole calendar of cultural, educational and social opportunities both on our campus and in the Kalamazoo area.

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data evaluating such factors as community & activity, food & dining, caregiving, and management & staff for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii. For more than 30 years, U.S. News has served the American public as an unbiased arbiter of quality across a variety of important choices. Whether picking a college, selecting a hospital or moving to a nursing home, consumers go to U.S. News to research and make consequential life decisions.

“Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.” 

Friendship Village is a true LifeCare® community, providing the security you and your family want, with quality, onsite, continuing care throughout the rest of your life. As an independent living resident, you’ll have access to professionally staffed Assistance-in-Living and Home Health services to ensure your independence as long as possible. As your needs change, you can transfer to our onsite Assisted Living or Memory Care at Woodside, as well as skilled nursing care at our 5-star rated Health Center. We also provide short-term senior rehab and therapy services at our new, state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center. And at Friendship Village, you can always move into our community right at the level of care you need. Friendship Village is the only retirement community in the Kalamazoo area to offer quality, onsite health care at a substantial savings for life.

For more information behind the data analyzed in the U.S. News ratings for Senior Living, please refer to the methodology.



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