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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The Update – March Edition
Eggers Joins Simpson Health Center at Friendship Haven
Karisha Eggers is the new Clinical Coordinator for the Terrace View neighborhood in the Simpson Health Center at Friendship Haven. Karisha grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from Iowa […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December News & Dos
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 […]
Hoversten-Majewski Officially Licensed Simpson Health Center Administrator
Erin Hoversten-Majewski joined Friendship Haven earlier in 2022 but has now officially gained her Administrators license to oversee the Simpson Health Center. In her role, she will be responsible for […]
Klepsteen Promoted to Clinical Coordinator of Journeys
Friendship Haven has announced that Dawn Klepsteen has been promoted to Clinical Coordinator of Journeys. Dawn grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. She then […]
Friendship Haven Welcomes Back Dencklau & Schaeffer
Lacy Dencklau, LPN, has recently returned to Friendship Haven as the Clinical Coordinator of the Arbor Lane neighborhood. Lacy has spent much of her career in Friendship Haven’s long-term care […]
Friendship Haven Times – Fall 2022
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 […]
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 & […]
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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