Press Releases

Delivering the Gift of Music with Guitar Grams!

As seniors living in nursing homes are largely confined to their rooms due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Friendly Home is providing a unique opportunity for families to connect with their loved ones through music. Neurologic Music Therapist Sam Snyder, explains, “Since our residents’ families cannot come to visit, all of us in the Life Enrichment […]

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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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Friendly Senior Living Celebrates Successful Completion of $4.5 Million Capital Campaign During 170th Year

Friendly Senior Living, celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2019, has successfully completed its $4.5 million capital campaign. Funds raised during the campaign will support several key capital and program enhancements throughout the Friendly Senior Living continuum. “We couldn’t have met and exceeded our campaign goal without the support of our donors, community volunteers and board […]

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Friendly Home Recognized Among Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes

Friendly Home has been recognized for excellence on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Nursing Homes. More than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide were analyzed, and less than 3 percent achieved placement on Newsweek’s 2020 list. “This outstanding distinction reflects the Friendly Home’s commitment to providing excellent and compassionate care and services always,” Friendly Senior Living President […]

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Local Artist’s Collection On Display at Friendly Home

The artwork of award-winning Rochester artist Margaret Mitchell is on display through Sept. 30 in Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery at 3156 East Ave. in Brighton. Admission is free and open to the Greater Rochester community. The collection features acrylic and oil fine art painting. Mitchell has been president of Pittsford Art Group for over eight […]

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Friendly Senior Living Receives $50,000 Gift from Konar Foundation for Memory Care Programming

Friendly Senior Living (FSL) has received a $50,000 gift from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation for memory care programming. This gift will allow FSL to continue developing and fostering healthy environments —physical, cognitive and emotional — for individuals living with dementia. Additionally, the grant enables the implementation of training for all key staff to […]

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Friendly Senior Living Donates Back-To-School Supplies

Friendly Senior Living hosted a fundraising and back-to-school drive throughout August to benefit its community partners at Joy Community Church in Rochester. Members and staff at Friendly Home raised $300 and collected over 1,700 school supplies for students at Rochester City School #25 whose families are served by Joy Community Church. On Tuesday, Friendly Home […]

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