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New Tranquility Room Opens at Friendly Home

Friendly Home has added a Tranquility Room to its community on East Avenue. The serene oasis will offer Members and their loved ones a peaceful place to relax. The Tranquility Room features a waterfall, creating a gentle sound, adjustable lighting to suit the mood for those in the room, a sound system that offers eight different soothing options, and a realistic sky scene allowing Members to enjoy an outside view as they sit back in comfortable reclining chairs.

The creation of the Tranquility Room was made possible by the generosity of Barbara and Christine Colucci in honor of their mother, Philomena, who has lived in Friendly Home’s Memory Care Center for nearly eight years.

“When we first visited the Friendly Home looking for Mom’s next home, we noticed that there was no chapel or meditation room where Members and their families could go to relax, escape the noise and stress, and enjoy some private time to think or meditate,” Barb Colucci said. “This would have meant a lot to our Mom, who has always been a very spiritual person. We felt that such a place would be a tremendous addition to the many wonderful services offered at the Friendly Home.”

“We were delighted to work with Administration at the Friendly Home on the concept and implementation of the Tranquility Room,” Chris Colucci said. “It is our hope that it will provide a quiet oasis for relaxation, spirituality and decompression on a very stressful day, and bring solace and peace to many for years to come.”

Friendly Home is one of only three nursing homes in the region to earn a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service.

It was founded in 1849 and has 200 Members.

About Friendly Senior Living

The Friendly Senior Living continuum of caring communities includes Cloverwood, an active independent senior living community in Pittsford; Glenmere at Cloverwood, which offers assisted living, enhanced assisted living, respite care and memory care; Linden Knoll, an independent senior living apartment community in Brighton; the Lovejoy Transitional Care Center which offers short-term rehabilitative care at the Friendly Home; and the Friendly Home, a skilled nursing home in Brighton offering 24-hour care, rehabilitation, memory care and hospice care. For more information, visit

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