Positive COVID Cases on Campus

While the COVID variant continues to surge in our area, we are also experiencing positive test results on our campus. At this time we discourage visitors in our neighborhoods; however, if you feel you need to visit, please make sure you have no symptoms, you screen in at the Welcome Center, and you wear a […]

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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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FH In The News

Recently, President and CEO, Julie Thorson, visited with a number of national news organizations to share with the world the obstacles that Friendship Haven and other continuing care communities face in the midst of this pandemic. Please follow along as we continue to share Friendship Haven’s story and advocate for long-term care. Nursing homes ‘really […]

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COVID-19 Update

Updated June 30th, 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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Campus Visits Now Suspended

March, 13, 2020 Update: Beginning at noon today, we will no longer be allowing any visitors to our campus. We realize this is a huge sacrifice not to see your loved ones in person, however, we are following CDC and federal government recommendations by not granting visitors’ access. We appreciate your understanding and patience during […]

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Social Activities Update

March 11, 2020 2:45 P.M. UPDATE Dear Visitors, Guests & Friends of Friendship Haven, To reiterate, there are still NO KNOWN COVID-19 cases in Webster County or Friendship Haven. However, in efforts to keep our residents and employee team safe we will be postponing all social activities until further notice.   We understand this comes […]

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Important Visitor Information

March 11, 2020 Update Dear Visitors and Guests, Although there are currently NO known COVID-19 cases in Webster County or Friendship Haven, we have implemented safety precautions to help protect the residents and employees of Friendship Haven. Beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2020, we ask that all visitors come through the Welcome Center or Kenyon Place […]

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