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    Friends Home & Village to host Homecoming Celebration to welcome new CEO

    Friends Home & Village, a non-profit retirement community in Newtown, PA is hosting a Homecoming Celebration on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm.

    The event, entitled “Homecoming: A Celebration of Friends & Family,” will honor its residents, their families, and friends as well as welcoming new CEO, Chiyo Moriuchi.

    Ms. Moriuchi joined Friends Home & Village in early August.  She brings with her an expertise in Aging through her work at Columbia University’s Aging Center, as a board member at Medford Leas and through her studies at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she focused on Aging. 

    The idea for the event came about when reflecting on the relationship that residents and their families have with one another, as well as staff within the organization.  Ms. Moriuchi said, “This community is unique in that there is a feeling that can only truly be experienced when you come to visit.  It’s about family.  That’s who we are, and that’s what we’re celebrating.”

    Friends Home & Village opened its doors in 1897 and has continue to serve the seniors of Bucks County for more than 120 years since.  What began as one building housing five residents in 1897 has grown to two campuses with more than 70 residents in both the community’s Independent Living and Personal Care apartments.  With a mission of being moderately priced, Friends Home & Village houses seniors who may earn too little to afford more expensive communities or earn too much to qualify for low-income housing.

    As well as celebrating friends and family, the event will seek to raise funds for resident support.  With the growth of the aging population, Friends Home & Village seeks to rise to the population’s need. “More folks are living longer, thankfully, but that sometimes means they outlive their funds,” said Advancement Director Karen Haney, “It would be great if we could offer some additional help.”

    The event will be held at the Friends Home campus of Friends Home & Village at 50 South Congress Street in Newtown, PA.  To attend, or to learn more, call (215)968-3346 or visit www.fhvpa.org.