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 […]
Older adults downsizing

Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing for a move into a senior living community can elicit mixed emotions. The joy of moving into a vibrant, independent living or assisted living community may be coupled with some sadness of selling a family home. Here are some downsizing tips to ease the process. Engage friends and loved ones to help sort items. […]