Social Isolation and Loneliness

I think we are all experiencing one or both of these as we are going through the coronavirus epidemic.  Social isolation is basically a lack of contact with others.  During this epidemic the mandatory isolation can increase our depression, anxiety and lack of energy.  Lack of contact with other human beings is not fun!  Some  … Read more

Buffleheads-Oh My

As I have said many times, you just never know what you will see around our campus.  For the last three days we have had a pair of Buffleheads on our pond—YES BUFFLEHEADS.   They have evolved their small size to fit the nesting cavity of a woodpecker or the Northern Flicker.  Due to their small  … Read more

Something to Smile About

We are all going through times we have never experienced before.  Our days are devoted to keeping our residents safe and secure AND also happy!     Steve and Kim made us giggle and smile when they came to work in their St. Patrick’s Day attire.  Something so simple can have a huge impact.  A  … Read more

January Employee of the Month

  Congratulations to Star Toschlog, FFC’s Employee of the Month for January 2020. Star began her career with Friends Fellowship in 2012.  She went through our CNA class and then became our transporter.  We are excited to share the news that she recently completed her QMA training. Some of Star’s co-workers had some very nice  … Read more

Chili for Charity Cook-off

On Thursday, January 23, Tammy, Cathy and I represented FFC at the chili cook-off which kicked off the Richmond Meltdown.  Alas, we did not win but we certainly discovered that Cathy can make a GREAT chicken chili. It was such fun competing with other not-for-profit organizations.  We did raise money for our General Endowment Fund  … Read more

Friends Fellowship Community Names New President and CEO

  Friends Fellowship Community has named Christopher (Chris) Fields as its next President and CEO.  His selection comes after a nine-month nationwide search. Fields replaces Jeffrey Baxter, who is set to retire January 31, 2020.   Fields emerged from a highly competitive pool of candidates. From a semifinalist pool of five, he was one of two  … Read more

Dangers of Sitting Too Long

Friends Fellowship Community will be hosting a seminar on the Dangers of Sitting Too Long presented by HTS Outpatient Therapy & Wellness Experts.  Please click on the following link for more information Dangers-of-Sitting-Too-Long.    

It Takes a Village

It takes a lot of planning and preparation to make our front entrance look inviting during the holidays!  We plan weeks ahead and pray for good weather.  This year Judi Studebaker and I, along with Alex, Josh, and Adam, spent several hours hanging, tweaking, and sprucing up our decorations.  Daren wrapped the wreaths in lights  … Read more

30 Years and Counting

Traditions mean a lot at FFC!  Last evening we gathered at the Olde Richmond Inn to celebrate our 30th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet.  Forty-nine employees received one, five, ten, fifteen and twenty year pins.  We had music, games, and as always lots of giggles with “Millsey’s Magic”.  The dinner was lovely and for the  … Read more