A Place to Call Home

From witnessing the conception of Friendship Haven to now being on the priority wait list themselves, Dr. Gary and Joan LeValley are proud to be a part of Friendship Haven’s history and hopefully one day soon, call it home. The LeValleys’ history with Friendship Haven begins when both were children. Joan’s father was a Methodist […]

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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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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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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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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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