Category Archives: General

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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The Time is Right For Assisted Living!

To say the least, 2020 was a very challenging year for all of us, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We understand that families may recognize that their loved one is in need of more support, but have difficulty thinking about making a move during the time of COVID. I’d like to share some thoughts […]

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It is the Moments Together That Change Us Forever

Staff from various departments at the Friendly Home have been assisting Members and families with Zoom chats, window visits and in-person visits for the past several months. Despite the visiting rules, regulations and limitations due to COVID-19, we have been truly touched by these experiences. These are indeed very challenging times for Members and their […]

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Friendly Home Volunteers Brighten Seniors’ Days!

A group of 15 volunteers are making a big difference in the lives of seniors during these unprecedented times. Each week, volunteers call residents of Linden Knoll, a senior living community, and the Friendly Home, a nursing home, to say a cheery hello and check in to see if there is anything they need. I […]

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Coping with COVID-19

Living through a pandemic is most likely something we’ve never imagined experiencing.  Our daily lives have been greatly disrupted on every level, which can lead to anxiety and distress for many of us. Here are some tips to help you get through this crisis. Be aware of your feelings – With social distancing, it’s easy […]

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