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, and 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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Meet Some of Our Heroes

Meet our Wellness Team! Wellness Coordinator, Liz Flattery, along with Wellness Assistants, Andrea Doster and Kourtney Condon have been a valuable part of our team, especially during COVID-19. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person wellness classes and training were not allowed. These ladies got creative, instructing virtual classes for the residents and helping out in other […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine

We are excited to announce that we will be receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. The vaccine will be available to all Simpson Health Center, Assisted Living and independent living residents including Kenyon Place and the Townhomes, as well as our employee team. This means that we are planning on administering […]

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The Pocket Door Has Gone Virtual!

As you know, our world as we knew it was turned upside down in March and shortly after, we closed The Pocket Door gift shop located in our Welcome Center due to safety concerns.After months of brainstorming on how to bring back aspects of campus pre-COVID-19, we decided we needed to adapt and modify how […]

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FH In The News

Recently, President and CEO, Julie Thorson, visited with a number of national news organizations to share with the world the obstacles that Friendship Haven and other continuing care communities face in the midst of this pandemic. Please follow along as we continue to share Friendship Haven’s story and advocate for long-term care. Nursing homes ‘really […]

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COVID-19 Update

Updated June 30th, 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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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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