The Benefits of Fresh Produce

The Benefits of Fresh Produce

​October is fast approaching, thus fresh apples, squash and pumpkin spice are abundant in Iowa! Apples have many positive nutritional benefits. Starting off, a medium sized apple is less than 100 calories, but is packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Apples make a great addition to breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon snack. Pairing apples with […]

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A Keen Eye

A Keen Eye

The twelve individuals who make up Friendship Haven’s Board of Directors come with various backgrounds, careers and personalities, allowing each of them to bring a valuable perspective to the table. Together, the board has made impactful decisions to continuously keep Friendship Haven moving forward and up. Without these unique insights, we could potentially be missing […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Physical Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Physical Wellness

Out of the six dimensions of wellness, social, physical, spiritual, vocational, emotional and intellectual, physical wellness is the dimension that comes to mind first when thinking about overall wellness. Some may think that the physical dimension only refers to exercise, but this is not true. The physical dimension of wellness involves encouraging regular activities that […]

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Get to Know: Pastor Jennifer, Friendship Haven’s Spiritual Care Coordinator

Get to Know: Pastor Jennifer, Friendship Haven’s Spiritual Care Coordinator

Reverend Jennifer Owen may be new to Fort Dodge, but as Spiritual Care Coordinator, she is ready to immerse herself into the community that makes up Friendship Haven. Following God’s calling and appreciating the essence of retirement communities, Chaplain Jennifer feels that Friendship Haven was a great move. Q: What is your background? A: I grew […]

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Benefit From a Healthy Lifestyle and Stay Active!

Benefit From a Healthy Lifestyle and Stay Active!

Recreational activities can be practiced through all stages of life. Older adults enjoy opportunities to participate in activities they practiced in their younger years, and by doing so brings back great memories! Most of the time, their precision is exactly right, but their power and agility has changed. Initiated in 2003 by the International Council […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Social Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Social Wellness

As Liz mentioned in last month’s blog post on the six dimensions of wellness, “Wellness is not just about the physical or emotional aspect of one’s life. In order to remain actively engaged to the mind, body and spirit, and to say you are reducing the risk of disease, you must incorporate all of the […]

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On a High Note

On a High Note

Chances are, if you are from the Fort Dodge area, you know the name John Zuerrer. A native of the area, John has come to know many people through his previous jobs, involvement in community boards and groups, and other social activities. Today, he continues to stay involved both on and off Friendship Haven’s campus. […]

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A Look At Alzheimer’s

A Look At Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million people in the United States today, and that number is climbing. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 years of age and older. Unfortunately, there is currently […]

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Continued Education Creates Strong Leaders at Friendship Haven

Continued Education Creates Strong Leaders at Friendship Haven

Many people view school and going to class as a chore. For some, it’s a relief to wrap up academics and enter the working world. But when an educational program directly ties into your line of work and makes you a better individual and employee, learning becomes enjoyable. At Friendship Haven, a seven-week leadership program […]

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