Spotlight on Accounting

Questions about your bill?  Who ya’ gonna call?  No, not Ghostbusters!  Tempting as that might be, call the super smart and super trustworthy folks that work in the FFC Accounting Department!  Pictured are John Robinson, VP of Finance and Development; Corliss Brokamp, Bookkeeper; and Pam Brawley, Assistant Bookkeeper.  What do they do?  Specifically for our  … Read more

Art Can Take All Shapes and Sizes

We’re not talking about our good friend Art Vandelay, but art that comes from within – be it painting or woodworking or quilting or anything dreamed up and then created.  Even a beautiful and unique birthday cake is art in its most delicious form!  And who doesn’t love to read a well-crafted poem or story?  … Read more

Dear Ole’ Dad

Happy Father’s Day to our very dear old dads!  Let’s take a moment to celebrate fatherhood – the paternal bonds of our fathers and their influence on society, and let’s face it, their influence on all of us!  Study after study has shown the importance of fathers in the healthy development of children.  Every dad  … Read more

New Menus are Here! New Menus are Here!

Dining at FFC is an experience, and we don’t serve the same dishes over and over and over again.  Our goal is to keep the great favorites on the menu and mix it up with new and seasonal recipes in our ongoing efforts to make mealtimes special here.  Try this, it’s summery and yummery! Strawberry  … Read more

Death and Taxes

Yes, they are unfortunately still certainties.  April is over; we don’t want to talk about taxes.  And working or living at a retirement community, we don’t really need to talk much about death.  We are aware of it. Let’s talk about life.  Happy, vibrant, hopeful life.  We persevere.  Isn’t that what a successful life is  … Read more

We’re Going Places

On this bus trip, we are actually leaving the state, although we do concede that doing so is fairly easy since our Community is located just a few miles from the Indiana/Ohio border.  Come on along!  Today’s journey includes a “delicious” destination – sipping elegant teas at a delightful tea room in Ohio. Our residents are likelier  … Read more

Mother, May I?

May I write about you, mother?  According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society.  At Friends Fellowship, we truly are grateful for all of the moms among us and especially for their never-ending influence, but officially we celebrate our mothers annually with  … Read more

Boilerplated Special!

If you have been reading our blog postings, you will already be aware of the fact that we think, dare I say we know, that one of the characteristics that sets us apart from other retirement communities in our area is our attention to detail.  Sometimes even the smallest things can make a huge impact  … Read more

Communication Tips from the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The association has published some very effective tips on how to respond to behaviors associated with this disease: Approach the person from the front and identify yourself; call the person by name. Establish eye contact and speak at eye  … Read more

FFC Hires a New Chaplain!

We are so happy to welcome Sandra Ward-Angell as Chaplain at Friends Fellowship Community.  Sandra received her Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education training at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio.  Sandra has served as a volunteer chaplain for nearly two years with Reid  … Read more