Going Green: Gardening and Landscaping with Andy Howland

For retired adults looking to showcase their creativity, gardening and landscaping poses a perfect activity to get outside and create beautiful masterpieces. Just ask Andy Howland, an artist who uses gardening and landscape as a way to express his creative mind.  “I’ve been an artist from the time I was able to hold the chalk …

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Five Friendship Village of Dublin Residents Recognized at Local Art Show

Creativity and curiosity last well into retirement as seniors are able to spend time doing what they love most. For five Friendship Village of Dublin residents recognized at a local art show, this statement reigns true.  Held in mid-May, the Annual Martin Janis Creative Arts Event showcases the works of central Ohio seniors age 50 …

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A Heroic Heart: Resident receives highest French military honor

Family members, friends and peers often express their gratitude for the valiant, brave-hearted efforts of veterans.   For resident Wendell Ellenwood, his dedication to our nation’s military was recently recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C . On Thursday, June 6, Ellenwood received the Croix de Guerre, or Cross of War, symbolizing his acts of …

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Alexa, Like Friendship Village of Dublin on Facebook

Let’s be friends! Like Friendship Village of Dublin on Facebook and be entered to win an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. Once you Like Us on Facebook, comment “THRIVE” in the comments section of the contest post for your chance to win. Contest closes on July 10.  Friendship Village of Dublin Facebook Contest Rules and Regulations …

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What is a “Continuum of Care”?

If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but I find it is also …

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Lifelong Learning: Good for Seniors’ Minds & Bodies

Springtime means graduation season. There is a recent and growing trend among college graduates that is garnering a lot of attention. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, by 2020, 43 percent of college students are expected to be age 25 and older. And among these older grads are more and more seniors. Lifelong …

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Listen to Our Health Services Administrator on All Sides with Ann Fisher!

Friendship Village of Dublin Health Services Administrator Jessica Rieker was recently invited to a discussion on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher, a live, radio talk show that focuses on topics within the public affairs sector. Rieker’s interview with the local NPR affiliate took place on Wellness Wednesday, where she spoke with Mike Thompson on …

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Check out Andy Howland on Good Day Columbus!

Friendship Village of Dublin’s Landscape Manager Andy Howland was recently interviewed on Good Day Columbus, where he discussed gardening and landscaping projects around our community. Howland’s interview took place on Good Day Gardening, a weekly segment that airs on Saturday mornings. Thank you, Andy, for your hard work on the beautiful gardens that surround Friendship …

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Splish, Splash: Benefits of Becoming Active in the Pool

As we age, staying active is one of the best ways to ensure we remain physically and mentally fit. Beneficial to all ages, swimming and water aerobics are not only a great way to beat the heat, but also help to slow down the aging process and strengthen all parts of the body. Whether you’re …

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Friendship Village of Dublin Celebrates Compassionate Care Week

Skilled nurses and medical care staff are the backbone to any retirement community. At Friendship Village of Dublin, our healthcare associates were honored through a week-long celebration known as Compassionate Care Week. Compassionate Care Week was held the week of May 12-18. From ice cream socials to movie nights, nurses and staff were able to …

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