Opening Minds through Art – Two Years and Going Strong

Today we sang, laughed, reminisced, and created beautiful works of art with our friends from Earlham, IU East, and other community volunteers.  Our Opening Minds through Art program (OMA) has been thriving for over two years thanks to the hard work and dedication from staff, volunteers, and most importantly, residents.  Each OMA artist here at  … Read more

Caregiver I, II and III Classes at FFC

Friends Fellowship continually looks for ways to improve the care and services we offer to our residents.  The Caregiver I, II, and III classes were designed to give educational opportunities for CNAs to reinforce and learn new skills. To have the opportunity to take part in the classes, CNAs must meet certain criteria. Caregiver I:   … Read more

Stress and the Caregiver

Many times stress can creep up on us.  If you are caring for a loved one with some form of dementia, the following eight questions, “Caregiver Stress Check”, might help you decide if you are at the point of needing help: Alzheimers Association At Friends Fellowship Community, we have “Respite Care” that would be a  … Read more

Living Life to the Fullest

As we grow older, we have two options–either enjoy the process and live life to the fullest or just give up.  I recently read this article on Betty White from Senior Housing Forum that I thought had a wonderful perspective on aging and LIVING! Senior Housing Forum You always hear people say age is just  … Read more

More information on antibiotic stewardship from Melissa

Melissa Harrison, MDS Coordinator, is on our stewardship team at FFC.  They are involved in setting goals for the coming year.  Here are facts that Melissa feels are important for everyone to know: 1.  Just one dose of antibiotic can teach the body to become resistant to that drug the next time you may need  … Read more

Things you need to know about antibiotic stewardship

Friends Fellowship Community is leading the way in establishing programs to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance in our Community.  The federal government has mandated that all nursing homes make antibiotic stewardship a component in their infection control program by November 28, 2017. The following is a quote from our Clinical Consultant Pharmacist, Jerry Roesener:  … Read more

Wintertime Blues

Do you ever feel you are caught in the middle, do not know which direction to turn, or you are just at a standstill?  You need to make a lifestyle change, but you are not sure what your next step should be.       Eugenia Mills, our WONDERFUL resident photographer, caught this picture of  … Read more

Eating a Handful of Nuts….

Now that the holidays are over, most of us have New Year’s resolutions to get fit, eat healthy, etc.  You may have a lot of nuts left over from your family gatherings.  Did you know a handful a day has great health benefits?  A recent article from HellaWella reinforces the benefits to us. http://www.hellawella.com/why-eating-handful-nuts-day-great-your-health?tp=i-H55-Q5T-2Ik-3OYKC-1z-7YT-1c-VZr-3OY2s-kRKlQ&utm_campaign=Daily&utm_source=Experian&utm_medium=email&cid=8850&mid=50180828 Something  … Read more

A Christmas to Remember

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. -Thomas Tusser This time of year is always special. Our residents look forward to the many light displays and decorations that brighten the local communities. Friends Fellowship Community also gets in the spirit with countless trees, decorations, displays and lights. It is  … Read more

FFC’s Resident Cubs fan

If anyone would know about the Chicago Cubs and their “journey” to becoming World Series Champions this year, it would be Dick Miller!  Dick and his wife, Helen, moved to our Community 6 ½ years ago.  Dick has been a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and was probably the most excited on November 2 when the  … Read more