The Update – May 2024 Edition

Here at Friendship Haven, we love to see more folks outdoors. Whether it’s taking long walks, planting in the resident garden, or enjoying a fun golf cart ride around campus (the 1st and 3rd Fridays, weather permitting), there’s always a way to play in May!

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May News & Dos

May. It bursts into bloom with an explosion of life and color, heralding the heart of spring. It’s filled with the scent of fresh flowers and the sound of birdsong, as days grow warmer and brighter. Gardens become canvases of color, and parks invite leisurely strolls under a canopy of green. May is a celebration of new beginnings and vibrant energy, making it the perfect time to revel in the full bloom of spring.

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The Update – April 2024 Edition

“We may each have our own individual Parkinson’s, but we all share one thing in common: Hope.”
— Michael J. Fox

April marks Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a time dedicated to honoring individuals living with PD and raising community awareness about our efforts at Friendship Haven to support them.

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April News & Dos

April. It arrives with a playful mix of sunshine and showers, painting the world in vibrant colors. It’s a time when nature awakens fully, with flowers daring to peek and trees dressing in fresh leaves. April promises to us growth, encouraging us to open the windows to the fresh air. It’s a month of renewal, offering longer days, inviting us to step outside and bask in the beauty of spring.

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Friendship Haven Times – Spring 2024

Friendship Haven Times – Spring 2024

At Friendship Haven, relationships form a critical foundation for both psychological and physical well-being, creating a nurturing, welcoming environment that promotes lives full of faith, passion, and purpose – for residents, families, and team members. These relationships foster a sense of belonging and mutual support, making Friendship Haven life a rich and satisfying experience for all.

In this issue, we’ll be hearing about the various relationships around the Friendship Haven campus. Whether it’s a decades-long friendship, a renewed sense of place and purpose, or the familial ties that bond us, Friendship Haven is full of wonderful stories about camaraderie, teamwork, and yes, even love.

So sit back and enjoy this season’s Friendship Haven Times – and once you’re done, feel free to share with a friend of your own!

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The Update – March 2024 Edition

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”
— Lilly Pulitzer

The first whispers of spring bring a wave of optimism and renewal, particularly meaningful in the cozy corners of Friendship Haven. For both residents and team members, it’s about painting every day with strokes of positivity and warmth, regardless of life’s unpredictable weather.

As we embrace our play rally cry, let’s welcome spring with an attitude of gratitude and a smile that lights up the room.

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The Update – February 2024 Edition

At the January Town Hall, CEO/President/Head Coach Julie Thorson introduced the 2024 Friendship Haven Rally Cry. The idea behind the theme was inspired by a quote from Irish playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw:

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

That really resonated with us here at Friendship Haven. We take our work very seriously, but it’s important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. So we aim to make sure that this will be a year filled with play, laughter, and smiles that make our faces hurt.

Here is to cheek-aching smiles, belly laughs, and optimism in 2024. Let’s play!

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