Johnson comes on as board member

Matt Johnson, Director of Happiness at Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota, was recently elected to the Friendship Haven Board of Directors. Johnson, a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High, earned his BA in Marketing and Management with a certification in entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa. Johnson is past president of the Greater Fort Dodge […]

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Hill joins Board of Directors

Sara Hill was recently elected to the Friendship Haven Board of Directors. Hill is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge. Before this she served as the Pastor at the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield. A […]

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Johnson joins Board of Directors

Michele Johnson was recently elected to the Friendship Haven Board of Directors. Johnson graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. During her career she has worked for various organizations including Lutheran Social Services, Iowa Department of Human Services, MIDAS Council of Governments, and Plautz Design and Development. Johnson was also part […]

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Engler joins Board of Directors

John Engler was recently elected to the Friendship Haven Board of Directors. Engler is an attorney at the law firm of Johnson, Mulholland, Cochrane, Cochrane, Yung & Engler, P.L.C., where he specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration, business, and real estate law. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Fort Dodge with their […]

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My “WHY” – Abbigail Griep

My “WHY” – Abbigail Griep

Prior to coming to Friendship Haven, I was working in hospice. In my previous position, I would come to campus frequently and it was very easy to see that Friendship Haven was so much more than a facility! Everyone truly cared about their residents, and knew their stories well. The true passion I see from […]

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My “WHY” – Jenna Blomker

My “WHY” – Jenna Blomker

My story with Friendship Haven begins eight years ago, before I even moved to the community. I was on my way to an interview and I happened to drive by a beautiful campus called Friendship Haven. I couldn’t tell you what it was, but I was drawn to it. I knew I wanted to see […]

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Meet One of Our HEROES.

Mary Coleson currently works in our Stone Heights neighborhood as an overnight caregiver. She exemplified what is means to be a hero in our eyes! Her story is not only inspiring but completely selfless. We are so lucky to have someone like Mary on our team. Here is her story… While talking to her supervisor […]

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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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