Submitted by Alexandra Hrist... on Mon, 2017-04-24 09:50
It was immediately apparent that at the Friendly Home, the people are just that: friendly. Since the first time I volunteered at the Friendly Home in 2015, I have felt welcome and appreciated.
“It’s your time, and we would love if you would choose to spend it with us!” Mary Graham, the volunteer coordinator, said when I met her for the first time. With this simple comment, it was clear that the Friendly Home truly values the choice their volunteers make to give time and efforts to this community.
Submitted by LisaDA on Fri, 2017-03-17 14:41
Nutrition tips for older adults
Small steps can get you on the road to eating healthy. Here are some tips to help you on your journey to good nutrition and good health!
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Choose foods that provide the nutrients you need without too many calories. Build your healthy plate with foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein foods. Here are a few tips to follow:
Submitted by Marjory Roth on Fri, 2017-02-17 10:47
Working in a nursing home as a Chaplain can be a very interesting job. For some, it can take a toll, and for others it can truly be a witness to God's amazing grace. I am one of the latter.
Submitted by Denise Hubler on Wed, 2016-11-09 14:04
Serving older adults with care and compassion is at the heart of everything we do at the Friendly Home. That means making our Members feel loved as the unique individuals they are, providing our families with peace of mind, and supporting our staff as they deliver person-centered care. Every day, we strive to live our values of Friendship, Compassion, Teamwork, Customer Service, Excellence and Integrity.
Submitted by Gretchen Welch on Fri, 2016-08-05 10:30
You are never too old to exercise, as the benefits of exercising far outweigh the risks, even in your 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. However, studies demonstrate that inactivity increases with age; by age 75, only one in three men and one in two women engage in physical activity. A consistent exercise program will boost energy, assist with managing symptoms of illness and pain, increase the ability to maintain indepen
Submitted by Shireen Haynes on Thu, 2016-06-16 12:14
You’ve talked to your friends, neighbors, church members and hair stylist about choices. You’ve checked the websites, and been on the tours. You made the best decision based on the information you had and you placed your loved one in the nursing home of your choice. Now what?
Submitted by Karen Sullivan on Fri, 2016-05-06 13:21
Each year, Cloverwood Senior Living hosts a panel discussion. Our residents share their valuable perspectives on a variety of topics with guests who may be interested in moving to a senior living community such as Cloverwood.
Submitted by Mary Graham on Mon, 2016-04-11 14:08
Each week, hundreds of individuals devote countless numbers of hours to the Friendly Senior Living community. These dedicated, kind individuals are one of the most important elements of the Friendly Senior Living experience.
Submitted by Tanya Arena on Thu, 2016-03-10 11:55
What do you think of when you think of a neighborhood? Do you have visions of a close knit community of friendly and helpful people who are bonded together by virtue of their proximity? Do you picture laughter and friendship, kindness and good will, social gatherings and good company?
Submitted by LisaDA on Tue, 2016-02-02 11:07
February is American Heart Month and according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This is alarming, but there is good news—heart disease is preventable and controllable! Some of the risk factors that lead to heart disease include Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Smoking, Hypertension and Diabetes. Here are some things you can do to be heart-healthy: