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Older Americans Month – Powered by Connections

“Connection is why we’re here. It is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” ~ Brene Brown Every year in May, we celebrate Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is Powered by Connections, focusing on the profound impact that meaningful connections have on the well-being and health of the Members, Residents and Patients we […]

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Celebrating Older Americans Month

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens. Older Americans Month takes on an even more special […]

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NY Must Provide a 20% Nursing Home Medicaid Rate Increase in Final Budget!

Dear Friends, After 15 years without an inflation adjustment to Medicaid rates, New York State nursing homes need a 20% increase in order to compete for staff and improve access to quality care for older adults. Since the last time rates were adjusted, costs have risen by 42%! The Governor’s 2023-24 Budget Proposal includes a […]

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Friendly Home Assistant Director of Nursing Recognized as a 2023 Health Care Hero by Rochester Business Journal

The Friendly Home is proud to announce that Lori Pellicano, Assistant Director of Nursing & Infection Preventionist, has been selected by the Rochester Business Journal as a 2023 Health Care Heroes recipient. Health Care Heroes awards were created by the Rochester Business Journal to recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of individuals and […]

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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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