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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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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Trilogy Therapy Rolling Out New Program

Trilogy Therapy at Friendship Haven is now offering LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This therapy program benefits those who are currently experiencing minimal to no symptoms, as well as those who are living with significant impact on day to day function. This intensive four-week program is comprised of […]

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Derrig Returns to Campus

Mindy Derrig accepted the role as Director of Financial Operations/Controller and returned to campus in August 2019. Her responsibilities include preparing month-end and financial statements as well as the annual budget. Additionally, Derrig oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Other tasks include handling the year-end audit and reviewing annual cost reports and tax returns. […]

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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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