Talking to your parents about senior living

Tips for Talking With Your Parents About Senior Living Choices

You’re starting to see some changes in your parents as they’re aging. You think it’s time to make a plan for the future rather than waiting for a crisis to occur … but you’re not sure how to start the conversation. You’re not alone. Many adult children don’t know how to bring up the subject […]
Summer safety for older adults

Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults

It’s been one hot summer in central Ohio. Hot weather can be uncomfortable at any age, but it’s especially worrisome for vulnerable populations like animals, young children, and older adults. Heat-related health dangers are no joke. Hot weather poses many potential health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death. Collectively, heat-related […]
Friendship Village Columbus has received a Bronze Quality Award for 2019

Friendship Village Columbus Earns the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award

Friendship Village Columbus was recognized with the 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The Bronze award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their […]
Friendship Village Columbus Ridgewood Assisted Living Entrance

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

Assisted living residences help residents remain as self-sufficient as possible, while providing the assurance of assistance when needed. A combination of meals, personal care and support, social activities, 24-hour supervision and, in some residences, health-related services, usually is provided. Assisted living facilities are a great choice for those who can’t live on their own, but […]
Life Plan Community contracts

The Benefits and Value of a Life Plan Community

Find the right style of retirement community to fit your lifestyle and healthcare planning needs Planning and determining where you will live during your retirement years can be overwhelming as there are so many different options available. Many older adults prefer to maintain an active and social lifestyle, but are ready to give up the […]
LGBTQ Older Adults

Retire Among Friends at Friendship Village Columbus

When beginning the process of looking for a place to retire, options are important to older adults during their search. Friendship Village Columbus is a Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, short-term rehab and long-term care. Our community provides maintenance-free living with several different floor plans to suite your […]
Friendship Village Columbus Named Top Place to Work

Friendship Village Columbus Named Top Workplace for Third Year Running

For a third year in a row, Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) has been named a Top Workplace in Columbus by Columbus CEO. The senior living community ranks 10th among 30 winners in the midsize employer category. Columbus CEO Magazine recognized 75 Columbus companies and organizations in 2018, based on surveys about the workplace completed by […]
Senior friends traveling

Group and Personal Travel for Older Adults

The social and physical benefits of travel Traveling as you age can improve your mental, emotional and physical health and help you to stay socially active. The Global Coalition on Aging recently produced a white paper on the mental benefits that travel can bring to older adults. According to the coalition, “it is becoming increasingly […]
CCRC contracts

A Primer on Life Plan Community Contracts

The types of CCRC contracts At Friendship Village Columbus, we often have questions on the core differences between various types of Life Plan Community or CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) contracts. In this post, we will provide an expanded explanation of the different types of CCRC contracts, with a few additional details that are important […]