TIS THE SEASON FOR

May and June are months that birds start migrating from Mexico to Canada.  Each week a different group will pass through inching their way towards a resting stop, perhaps Magee Marsh in Ohio, before they take flight across the water for Canada.  Eugenia Mills is always on the lookout, actually many land right outside her  … Read more

IT IS QUITE PUZZLING

Every week our residents successfully complete a new jigsaw puzzle—or maybe two!  I wish we had an actual count of the number completed since this relaxing hobby started in the Library Lounge.  Viot Click and Mary Golden were kind enough to tackle the bird puzzle I brought back from a recent trip to Tucson. What  … Read more

LET YOUR SPIRITS RISE AS THE FOUNTAIN SOARS

Springtime reminds us it is time to put the fountain back in our pond!  Our staff completed this task in late April with a few hiccups along the way.  It really is more complicated than just moving the fountain to the center of the pond.  When you “flip the switch” and nothing happens, you know  … Read more

Reflections: The Magical Performance featuring Caroline Klemperer-Green and Carol Lou Woodward

As a brand-spankin’ new employee at Friends Fellowship Community (FFC) and resident to Richmond, I have never been treated or felt like an “outsider.”  Everyone—residents, co-workers, and community members—has made me feel welcomed, accepted, and valued the past few months, so I hadn’t stopped to think too long about being an “outsider.”  It may sound  … Read more

A Lovely Gathering of Our Marvelous Mothers

On Saturday, May 13th, the happy sounds of loved ones catching up and fine china clinking resonated through the halls of Friends Fellowship Community as families gathered to enjoy an afternoon tea put on in celebration of Mother’s Day. A dozen mothers from The Courtyards and their families were treated to fresh fruit pizzas, finger  … Read more

FFC Shines as OMA Site of the Month

            Opening Minds through Art at Miami University, Ohio, has featured OUR Community’s OMA program. It is exciting to be highlighted in just our second year. The impact of OMA reaches residents, families, and staff as well as our many volunteers who work with us. As we progress into our  … Read more

Residents’ Nesting Project Benefits Our Birds 

As spring gets into full swing, birds around Richmond are busy assembling nests out of whatever scraps they can find and laying eggs in them. Here at Friends Fellowship Community, we are doing our part to aide in their efforts by hanging whisks stuffed with yarn, Q-tips, fake grass, and feathers in trees and bushes  … Read more

What a Wonderful Evening

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) was the shining star at Friends Fellowship Community last night!  We were very proud to showcase our resident’s artwork.  Volunteers were able to share their stories and praise the artist they have worked with for this session.                   Melissa Baxter, Life Enhancement  … Read more

Exciting Changes Ahead for FFC

  In the coming year you will see many changes to our Community!  In May we anticipate breaking ground on a major renovation project which will focus on the main entrance, west entrance, lobby area, administrative offices, hallways, expanded cable television, Wi-Fi, etc.  We will update you each month with a progress report.     We  … Read more

The Benefits of Having a Positive Attitude

Each and every day you should try to have a positive outlook, no matter what!  Sometimes this is easier said than done.  We have heard many times that stress can have such a negative impact on our mental outlook. In a recent article in McKnight’s Weekly Roundup, Emily Mongan wrote an article entitled “Keeping the  … Read more