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 it someday. Years went by, and while working as a hospice nurse I started to visit Friendship Haven. It was like nothing I’d ever experienced. Those who worked here were kind and always helpful; the people living here were happy and proud and thankful to call this wonderful, caring place home.
While walking alongside a Friendship Haven team member as I was leaving one day I said, “This is a beautiful place, wonderful things happen here.” That gentleman said to me, “maybe someday you’ll join us!” Little did I know I would become a Friendship Haven teammate just months later.
At Friendship Haven we take care of each other. Friendship Haven takes care of all of US! I hope to retire from this wonderful place someday down the road. Heck, I hope to live here myself someday! I love Friendship Haven, all that it stands for, and all within it!
-Jenna Blomker, RN
Director of Catalyst