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 […]
Friendship Village Columbus Best Retirement Community

Friendship Village Columbus Named Best Retirement Community

Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) tops the list as Best Retirement Community in the Columbus CEO Best of Business 2017 awards. The 10th annual readers’ poll attracted nearly 54,000 votes, up 44 percent from the previous year. Columbus CEO readers voted online May through July for their favorites in 11 categories, including Business Support Services, Education, […]
Retirement community

Sage Advice From FVC’s Executive Director

As a professional who has worked with older adults for the majority of my career, I have likely heard the phrase “I’m not ready yet” 1,000 times. Not ready to move to a retirement community, not ready to leave my home, not ready to change anything about my current living arrangements and the list goes […]
Stay fit in retirement

Tips to Stay Fit in Retirement

Fitness means different things to different people, and it’s not as difficult to maintain as you might think! For some it’s general health, no pain, eating well or having enough energy to get through the day. For others, it’s being able to run a marathon. I believe it’s very important when you are trying to […]