Our Architect– K2MDesign

Becky Stambaugh visited our Community a couple of times.  One was a photo shoot of the recent changes made in our renovation project.  The last time she visited in February was to share her photos and also to chat about our project and how it has impacted our residents and staff. https://www.k2mdesign.com/projects/senior-living/friends-fellowship-celebrating-50-years-of-independent-living/ It is very  … Read more

What Do We Do Now?

  All of us are experiencing new emotions; families home together all day, cooking three meals, unloading/loading the dishwasher, what to wear for a day at home, how do we occupy our time, and many more unexpected emotions. On the positive side, this stay-at-home experience may force us to look outside our comfort zone or  … Read more

One Person Can Make a Difference

This week I walked down the hall and happened to glance in the sewing room.  I backed up and looked again.  This is what I saw-       Audrey is a soft spoken, kind hearted person with a boat load of talent!  In questioning her, she said she just used fabric she has on  … Read more

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.