Welcome to Friendship Haven

Friendship Haven is a nonprofit continuing care community. 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.

We offer a continuum of care for the Fort Dodge and surrounding communities. We provide many different living options for the senior community such as actively aging lifestyles in our independent living apartments and townhomes, assisted living with the right amount of support, extra support in our Simpson Health Center, and dementia and Alzheimer’s care in our Journey’s building.

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A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease

Join us on April 5th, 12th, and 19th at 11:00am to 12:00pm for a partner presentation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach about Parkinson’s Disease. If you are struggling […]

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2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. The Governor’s Award recognizes Iowa health care […]

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2023 Scholarship Applications NOW OPEN!

Are you or a family member thinking about attending college next fall? If so, the Friendship Haven Memorial Foundation offers excellent scholarship opportunities. Last year, almost $23,000 in scholarship funds […]

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Peterson Announces Retirement

After 22 years with Friendship Haven, Rollie Peterson, VP Residential Life, is retiring at the end of this year. Rollie joined the executive leadership team, bringing with him a social […]

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Friendship Haven Welcomes Sassman

Friendship Haven is pleased to announce that Elena Sassman, RN, has joined the team as Clinical Coordinator of the Stone Heights neighborhood in the Simpson Health Center. Elena is a […]

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A Reason to Celebrate

At Friendship Haven, we have decided that 2023 will be our year to celebrate. It’s not a special anniversary, or a specific reason, but it’s something we all need. Especially […]

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New COVID-19 Guidelines

The document below lists the new COVID-19 guidelines for employees and visitors. Visitors will no longer be asked to screen in or wear a mask while visiting residents. If a […]

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Schmoker Building Gets New Life

The Schmoker Building, which previously housed our Adult Day program, is getting some new life, and even a new name! The building will now be known as the Tom & […]

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COVID-19 Update

Updated October  2022 As our COVID-19 processes continue to evolve, we have relocated our daily case counts on our website. Please see our COVID-19 Page for the latest numbers. COVID-19  […]

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