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5 Ways to Cope with Isolation

By Nikki Deckon Isolation hurts.  In this season of physical-distancing and sheltering-in-place for some this means a whole lot of depression, anxiety and malaise. Even before COVID-19, many studies already taught us that isolation can be detrimental to a person’s emotional and physical well-being.  According to aginglifecarejournal.org, “The effect of social isolation on health appears …

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Benefits of Lifelong Learning For Seniors

Every year, as more and more older adults pursue their love of lifelong learning, the ranks of college seniors who are also senior citizens continue to grow. For the curious, this post will answer the question: What is lifelong learning? We’ll also discuss the benefits of lifelong learning for seniors and the different types of …

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From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Community is where they know your name. At Friendsview we know each other’s names… because we wear name tags! Does that disqualify us as community? Absolutely not! Community has been in my thoughts recently as I reflect on our day-to-day life at Friendsview. Definitions of community include shared values, interests, activities, …

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Tidying Up!

Surprisingly enough, “Tidying Up” is an oil painting by American artist Isabel Bishop. The original work hangs in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The artist focused most of her creativity on women going about their everyday lives.

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From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

At Women’s Coffee Mingle this week we rehearsed the collapse of summer into fall and the changes taking place. All across the Friendsview campus we hear residents proclaim—“Autumn is my favorite season!”

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From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

Days have lengthened and the painted colors on our Friendsview landscape is a welcome sight! Resident gardeners dig in the dirt at the Friendsview Gardens, and folks are again walking on the George Fox University track – always a safe place to walk.

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From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

I certainly enjoyed introducing myself and my husband, Dale, in our first issue last August! We were pictured in our home on Cherry Street, where we enjoyed our front-row seats as University Village grew from the ground up and now moves toward completion. It will soon get its final touches and be ready to go public!

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An Introduction to “Your Future in View”

Friendsview regularly seeks ways to offer support and resources for its intent list applicants — namely you! Through this new communication, Frank Engle, director of marketing, asked if I would be willing to answer some of the questions you might be asking and the concerns you might be experiencing as you look toward a move. Not long ago, my husband, Dale, and I faced many of the decisions you now consider for your own future. And there’s much to consider! We are here to help.

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Friendsview Adopts “Life Plan Community” Designation

LeadingAge, a national organization of not-for-profit senior living communities, has developed a new name as an alternative to places that call themselves Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CRCCs. Friendsview, a member of LeadingAge, will be adopting this change, gradually becoming known as a Life Plan Community.

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