Welcome to Friendship Haven

Our community is a special place to participate, share and grow. Pursue your passions, stimulate your mind, join a club or volunteer. Be prepared to have fun with friendly neighbors. When you’re inclined, the Fort Dodge community looks forward to your experience and insights. Our beautifully landscaped 60 acres of residences, community and health venues provide a tranquil setting within minutes of the conveniences and activity of Fort Dodge. Stroll down one of our many footpaths, through vibrant gardens and shady groves.

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COVID-19 Update

Updated October 21, 2020 Friendship Haven continues “Protecting Heart & Home” by monitoring residents and team members for COVID-19. We also track residents and employees who are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Below is a chart showing the cumulative data of positive COVID-19 cases and respiratory symptom cases as of the date above. Please feel free to […]

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Video Chat Services Now Available

Do you have a loved one living in The Simpson Health Center or one of our assisted living neighborhoods? We now have iPads available to FaceTime or Skype your loved one. Just call your neighborhood contact and they will get it scheduled! We know all of our residents would love to see a familiar face!

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Campus Visits Now Suspended

March, 13, 2020 Update: Beginning at noon today, we will no longer be allowing any visitors to our campus. We realize this is a huge sacrifice not to see your loved ones in person, however, we are following CDC and federal government recommendations by not granting visitors’ access. We appreciate your understanding and patience during […]

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Social Activities Update

March 11, 2020 2:45 P.M. UPDATE Dear Visitors, Guests & Friends of Friendship Haven, To reiterate, there are still NO KNOWN COVID-19 cases in Webster County or Friendship Haven. However, in efforts to keep our residents and employee team safe we will be postponing all social activities until further notice.   We understand this comes […]

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Important Visitor Information

March 11, 2020 Update Dear Visitors and Guests, Although there are currently NO known COVID-19 cases in Webster County or Friendship Haven, we have implemented safety precautions to help protect the residents and employees of Friendship Haven. Beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2020, we ask that all visitors come through the Welcome Center or Kenyon Place […]

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Providing Reassurance When It’s Needed Most

Companions Provide What Modern Medicine Cannot – A Personal Touch. Ruth Pogge would say she has always been a caregiver, whether it has been as a daughter, a mother or as a grandmother. In fact, she has spent her entire working career as a caregiver, working 17 years for a home care organization. When she […]

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New Position Brings New Face to Campus

Brittany Drew, Welcome Center/Gift Shop Coordinator, joined Friendship Haven in July of this year. This newly created position will evolve and modify over time to best fit the needs of residents and all of those who pass through the doors of the Welcome Center. Currently, Brittany is responsible for managing Welcome Center volunteers and support […]

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Schilling Joins Friendship Haven

Kim Schilling, a licensed nursing home administrator, has accepted the position of VP of Health Services Operations/Administrator, at Friendship Haven. In her role, Schilling will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and management of all licensed areas on campus including the Simpson Health Center, The Gardens Assisted Living, River Ridge Assisted Living, Schmoker Adult Day, […]

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Kenyon Place Sprinkler Malfunction

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, yesterday a sprinkler pipe in the Kenyon Place attic malfunctioned, causing significant damage to the Kenyon Place independent living apartment building. While three apartments (306, 206 and 106) suffered the most damage, the entire Kenyon Place building experienced various levels of water damage. We spent the […]

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