Resident life at FVC

Resident life is rich at FVC. Each day brings new adventures. August has been a busy month at Friendship Village Columbus! Even during COVID, we’ve been fortunate to find new ways to keep resident life fun. We may be masked and socially distant, but we can still have a good time with friends! See what […]
Friendship Village Columbus Named Top Place to Work five years in a row!

Friendship Village Columbus Named Top Workplace for Five Years Running

For five years in a row, from 2016-2020, Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) has been named a Top Workplace in Columbus by Columbus CEO. “We are incredibly grateful for everything our amazing team does each and every day, and we’re beyond thrilled that they’ve now voted us a Top Workplace five years in a row,” said Jennifer […]
5 Hot Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

Beat the Heat: 5 Hot Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no better place to socially distance than in nature! However, summer heat and prolonged sun exposure can be dangerous, especially for vulnerable populations like children and older adults. Hot weather can cause many potential […]
Celebrating LGBT Older Adults | Friendship Village Columbus

Exploring Ways to Meet the Needs of LGBT Older Adults

Imagine growing up during a time when you weren’t free to be yourself. You had to hide who you loved, or hide your gender identity, for fear of discrimination or even incarceration. Of the more than 39 million people in the U.S. who are aged 65 years or older, 2.4 million identify as lesbian, gay, […]
Find a Silver Lining by Journaling | Friendship Village Columbus

Finding and Sharing Pandemic Silver Linings Through Journaling

The last few months have challenged us mentally, physically, and spiritually. If you made new year’s resolutions, chances are not one included a plan for social distancing or wearing a mask. In fact, social distancing, pandemic, and coronavirus weren’t even parts of everyday language and COVID-19 was just a series of random letters and numbers. […]

Happy at Home: The Emotional Benefits of a Life Plan Community

You should be able to enjoy your retirement without worrying about “what happens next” or “where do I go if something happens”. Having a plan in place allows you to live the retirement you’ve always imagined. Life Plan Communities, like Friendship Village Columbus, allow you to be happy at home. What Is a Life Plan […]
Rightsizing | Friendship Village Columbus

Spring Cleaning Tips to Organize Your Home and Possessions

With quarantines, social distancing, and coronavirus dominating the headlines, many people may feel like life is on hold right now. It can be helpful to look ahead to the future, to use this time to start making plans, thinking about what lies ahead. With that in mind, spring is right around the corner. For 78% […]
love your active senior living community | friendship village columbus

Love Your Life in an Active Senior Living Community

February is the month dedicated to love, hearts, and valentines, but love extends beyond family, spouses, and friendships. Do you love what you do and where you live? Maybe you love your family home, but don’t love the time involved with upkeep. If you’re interested in the idea of moving to a worry-free senior living […]
Memory Care & Memory Support

Memory Loss in Older Adults: Is It Just Forgetfulness or Something More?

As families gathered together for the holidays, many adult children might have noticed subtle (or drastic) changes in their parents. Maybe Mom was repeating herself often or Dad misplaced his glasses. You might not be sure if the changes happening are age-related or if they indicate something more, such as the potential of dementia or […]
Holiday Nostalgia and Older Adults

The Magic of Holiday Nostalgia

The holidays bring magic to many – from the young to the young at heart. Over time, that magic becomes nostalgic as we remember the traditions, music, food, smells, sights, and people that come with this time of year. Nostalgia does not mean an individual remembers every detail of years past, but the feelings and […]