Setting the Bar at Friends Fellowship Community

Friends Fellowship Community plays an active role in professional development. The ability to set our expectations high and maintain the best environment and services for those we serve depends on it. In addition to participating in professional networking organizations, workshops, and training sessions, our staff is also asked periodically to teach or share our work  … Read more

Carol Lou Just For You

Music filled the air in the Community Room on two separate occasions in May.  Our residents and guests were fortunate to hear Carol Lou Woodward play “one more time” before she moves from the Richmond community this summer.  Even though she has played at Friends Fellowship Community many times in the past, we never tire  … Read more

Young Students at Vaile Elementary Share OMA Art Experience

“Connections between generations are essential for the mental health and stability of the nation.”   – Margaret Mead Not being able to transport a class to FFC, one teacher decided to “think outside the box.”  Sharing the value of friendships with elders and all they can do, Miss Bradburn decided to allow her kindergarten students to  … Read more

Mothers are so special……..

At FFC we feel mothers are special every day, but on Mother’s Day we REALLY want them to feel special. On Saturday, April 30, and Saturday, May 7, we welcomed mothers and their families to the Community Room to reminisce and share special memories from the past. Delicious appetizers and desserts along with beautiful background  … Read more

Opening Minds through Art – Show & Silent Auction

Congratulations to all the artists and artist partners on a most successful semester! Did you miss the opening reception? There is plenty of time to visit the show. The Opening Minds through Art (OMA) – Art Show will be on exhibit through Sunday, May 8, 2016, in our Community Room.  The works of art created  … Read more

It Takes a Village … of Community Partners

Friends Fellowship Community was thrilled to participate in the recent Indiana University East Read Out Day on April 12, 2016.  FFC is a thriving community campus where many students participate in volunteer positions, internships, service learning and academic college credit assignments. IU East is one such very active partner with our residents. Celebrating 196 years  … Read more

Abracadabra-Magic at the March Men’s Breakfast

The men who attended the March Men’s Breakfast were entertained by our own FFC magician, Gary Mills.  Everyone at the breakfast was in awe of Gary’s magic talent.  There were a couple of tricks that were pretty special to see.  He made a Life Savers® mint appear on his cell phone screen, and then voilà,  … Read more

Celebrating the Fine Art . . of Relationships

Opening Minds through Art-Building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. Friends Fellowship Community will celebrate its second Opening Minds through Art/OMA Art Show at a special opening and reception on Thursday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The public is invited to attend. A brief program at 6:30 p.m. will  … Read more

New Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at FFC

We are so happy to welcome Christina Miller to Friends Fellowship Community.  Christina joined the dietary staff in February as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Christina is from a small town in Michigan, but has lived in Rushville, Indiana for the past seven years with her husband and two dogs. Northwood University in Midland, Michigan is  … Read more

Animal Therapy Proves Beneficial for Senior Communities

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot Dogs have long been heralded for their companionship, physical assistance and ways in which they benefit our well-being. Studies now conclude that animals as therapy in senior living communities can contribute to even broader positive benefits than first imagined.  … Read more