29th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet

On November 1, 2018, Friends Fellowship employees gathered at The Olde Richmond Inn for our annual awards banquet.   Service pins were awarded to 53 employees ranging from one year to thirty-five years of service.   Dinner was followed by the presentation of awards and a message from our President, Jeff Baxter. For several years we have  … Read more

Guess What Showed Up At Friends Fellowship Community

You just never know what you will see on our campus! I was leaving work a couple of days ago and something “special” caught my eye around the pond. Hundreds of geese were lounging in the water and around the edge, BUT there were two special looking geese. I sent this picture to my birding  … Read more

Walking To End Alzheimer’s Disease

On a beautiful, cool Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, the Friend Fellowship Community team (26 employees, friends and family) joined a large group of dedicated people on the Earlham Campus to show support for the many forms of dementia many of us are dealing with each and every day! At FFC, The Courtyards, our dementia  … Read more

Perfect Survey

We are so PROUD to have received a “Deficiency-Free State Survey” again this year.  Once a year the Indiana State Department of Health arrives unannounced to review our charts, inspect all departments thoroughly, and talk to our residents. Our staff works so hard each and every day to make the lives of our residents the  … Read more

Look Who Showed Up At FFC

A baby alpaca named Lindy showed up for a visit last week. You can imagine the oohs and aahs in the room as Lindy gracefully entered to say hello to our residents. This was the first time Lindy has stopped by and what a treat!             Each and every time  … Read more

Exercise-You Have To Start Somewhere

Sometimes you just need to put on your tennis shoes and start moving! As this cartoon shows, it can be discouraging when you first start an exercise program but don’t give up. It gets easier the more you continue to move. At FFC, we have a wide array of different exercise programs and we want  … Read more

Appreciation Lunch at FFC

    Earlier this week FFC hosted a buffet luncheon for all of the companies working on the renovation project. All of the workers involved have been so courteous to our residents. They realize this is their home and know that to make things better there is often a bit of a mess and lots  … Read more

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