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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Mission and Vision Fund Internal Grant Recipients

We’re excited to announce our two recipients of the Mission and Vision Fund internal grant for the 2018 second grant cycle. Congratulations to Kristine Harris/Arbor Lane and Liz Flattery/Wellness Center! Kristine Harris, Health Information Manager/Activity Director, submitted a grant application outlining the benefits of an enhanced outdoor space, specifically the Arbor Lane patio.  They’ll receive […]

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Vacation Bible School Comes to Friendship Haven

Vacation Bible School Comes to Friendship Haven

Rev. Jennifer Osheim-Owen hosts week-long session Rev. Jennifer Osheim-Owen, Friendship Haven’s Spiritual Care Coordinator, recently held a week-long bible study for Friendship Haven residents. Approximately 35 residents chose to attend the bible study that covered a host of topics centered around the theme, “Be Well.” Pastor Jennifer used a wellness wheel to cover six areas […]

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Aspiring Leader

How do we attract the best and the brightest to work in our field? We’ve kept the excitement, energy and enthusiasm for our work quiet far too long. Telling our stories, sharing our experiences isn’t enough. We tell each other, but do we shout it from the rooftops for others? Aspiring Leader It’s an uncommon […]

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Campus Support Services Embodies the Team Spirit

Campus Support Services makes up roughly 25 percent of the workforce at Friendship Haven. This includes pharmacy, inventory, IT, maintenance, buildings and grounds, dietary services, laundry and housekeeping, transportation and security. Most who visit Friendship Haven don’t necessarily see many of these employees on a day-to-day basis, largely due to the fact that they are […]

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Swept Away in Their Work

Swept Away in Their Work

Many residents and visitors have probably noticed five ladies bustling around, pushing cleaning carts, carrying dusters, or pulling vacuum cleaners down the halls of Friendship Haven. They quietly and quickly move about their tasks, ensuring each nook and cranny of Friendship Haven’s interior is clean as a whistle and welcoming to residents and guests. These […]

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A Beloved Gift

A Beloved Gift

While it can be tough to find the right words to eulogize a loved one who’s passed away, emphasizing life rather than death is an important first step. Floyd Herum wanted to dedicate something in memory of his beloved wife; and, he did so, at a place where he found much enjoyment. What was once […]

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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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Grow and Flourish

Grow and Flourish

Helping others has always been important to Rollie Peterson. Although he once struggled with finding his true calling, he knew it would be people-focused. Getting his start in social work, Rollie eventually became intrigued with the retirement age demographic. “I’ve always felt that I have an “old soul,” so I fit right in with this […]

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