Is There a Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

At Friends Fellowship Community, our staff participates in mandatory in-service sessions each year.   Three of the required eight focus on dementia. We learned that people often confusion Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Alzheimer ’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but there are many other forms such as vascular, frontotemporal, and Parkinson’s dementia. Many  … Read more

Shingrix Shingle Vaccine-First One Approved By The FDA in 10 Years

Shingrix is a shingle vaccine that has recently been approved AND is 90% effective.  For those 50 years and older, Shingrix helps the immune system defend against shingles.  It is give in two doses with the second shot two to six months after the first. Shingles can be very painful and as we age our  … Read more

Loneliness Can Affect Your Life Expectancy

As we know people are living much longer so we need to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally! A recent article in the AARP bulletin goes into great detail about the negative benefits of being lonely. If you receive the AARP Bulletin/Real Possibilities, June 2018, glance at the article written by Jo Ann  … Read more

WOW-The FFC Maintenance Building-WOW

I just had to share a picture of our “almost completed” maintenance building. We still have to add the cupola and weathervane, but even without those two “on top” it looks beautiful!     Our staff is looking forward to moving all of our equipment and supplies next week. This move gives Artie and crew  … Read more

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Gov. Holcomb declares Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness for the month of June! We are so fortunate to be able to raise awareness for this disease.  Watch his video message to Hoosiers about Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. At Friends Fellowship Community our dementia unit, The Courtyards, has specialized care for Alzheimer ’s disease and many other  … Read more

Proper Way To Fall

I know we have all been in situations where one minute we are upright and the next minute we are on the ground! A fall can happen so quickly and can affect our lives forever. There is an art to falling which I was reminded of when I read the AARP magazine recently. The article,  … Read more

The Chicks Are At It Again At FFC

Ten baby chicks joined our Community this week! Once again Pat Foreman has provided eggs for us to hatch, ooohhh and ahhhh over the wonders of nature, and then feed/care for these adorable feathered FRIENDS!               At Friends Fellowship Community we focus on LIFE. For our residents throughout the  … Read more

Walking Can Treat Your Ailments

You might think “walking is just walking” but the time of day, what you have eaten, and the specifics for what ails you determines your walking regiment. Arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, insomnia and Type 2 Diabetes are some of the ailments that can be helped by walking. If you check out the article  … Read more

Changes Coming for Medicare Cards and Therapy Caps

Did you know that you will receive a new Medicare Card in the near future? On April 1, new cards are being mailed with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). This will replace the Social Security number that has been on cards for many years. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are doing this  … Read more

Moving Dirt, New Doors and Turkeys

You just never know what you will see at Friends Fellowship Community. Today we looked at the new doors for every apartment in the Main Building and also watched the removal of LOTS of dirt from the Memorial Garden. Each week we see so many changes throughout our campus and sometimes it is hard to  … Read more