Category Archives: General

Embracing the Truth of Aging: Challenges & Solutions (adapted from LeadingAge New York)

Aging is a simple reality and truth, even if it may not be a pleasant thing for all of us to think about. Just as change and growth are inevitable aspects of life, so too is the process of aging. Instead of “aging” being a word that so many fear or deem undesirable, perhaps it […]

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Cloverwood Senior Living Gives Back!

Cloverwood Senior Living had a “tea-riffic” idea, combining a summer afternoon tea for residents with a back to school supplies drive! Residents who donated school supplies were treated to a special event featuring a variety of assorted finger sandwiches, cookies, hot tea and freshly brewed iced tea as a thank you for giving back. Thirty […]

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1,000 Pillows Made By Friendly Home Residents for Cardiac Patients

For the past ten years, Friendly Home residents have been coming together to create heart-shaped pillows for cardiac patients at Rochester General Hospital. A celebration was held to commemorate the making of the 1,000th pillow. Beth Perdan, a Life Enrichment Specialist at the Friendly Home, has been leading this special program for a decade, inspired […]

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7 Super Reasons to Join Team Friendly!

At Friendly Senior Living, we firmly believe that our employees are the very foundation on which our reputation as an excellent and compassionate provider of care and services is built. Our team is top-notch! Every day, we bring to life our motto of Because Friends Care Always! What makes Friendly Senior Living such a great […]

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Thank You, Volunteers!

April is National Volunteer Recognition Month. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to our over 120 active volunteers, who do so much to bring joy to our Members. In what kinds of ways do our volunteers make a difference? Where do I begin? Our volunteers: – Sing, play instruments and perform. […]

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HOLIDAY CONNECTIONS

The holiday season is once again upon us! For many, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for some nursing home residents and their loved ones, it may be challenging. Here are some ideas to help make the season special and meaningful for both of you. Though the setting may be a new […]

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TEAM FRIENDLY IS #1!

We are very proud, humbled and excited about the Friendly Home’s ranking as the #1 nursing home in New York State by Newsweek! Proud because this recognition is due to the exceptional efforts put forth by our team of health care heroes every day to serve our Members with care, compassion and excellence. Even as […]

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TOP 5 SUMMER WORKOUT SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS!

1) Boost your hydration Seniors are more susceptible to dehydration than younger people because they don’t sweat or recognize thirst. Seniors should drink plenty of water before heading outdoors. When you think you’ve had enough, drink another glass! The standard suggestion is 6-8 glasses of water per day. 2) Dress for success and apply sunscreen […]

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Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

In tough times (and have there been any tougher times than the past year?), communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen this time and again at the Friendly Home, as our staff, Members and families have come together and found new ways to support each other. […]

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8 Approaches to Memory Care

At the Friendly Home, we are dedicated to providing attentive, compassionate and excellent care. Our Lee Place neighborhood offers care and services that are specialized to meet the unique needs of Members in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. We take a best abilities approach to memory care, focusing on what Members can […]

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