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    Spotlight: Friends Home & Village

    Anticipating an exciting spring at Friends Village!

    Friends Village is an intentional community for older adults across two beautiful campuses in historic Newtown. 

    With nearly 125 years of serving the senior population, it bases its approach on the practice of positive aging.

    Today’s research is clear that daily social interactions and a network of supportive relationships are important to maintaining cognitive, physical, and emotional health. 

    That’s why, even in the face of the current surge of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, living in a community is so important. 

    With appropriate precautions, residents may continue to thrive despite this latest challenge.

    As the infection rate in our area continues to increase post-holidays, it has become imperative to keep our residents and team members safe. 

    To foster success, temporary precautions have been put in place. Our main buildings, Styer Hall and Paxson Hall, are currently closed to visitors. 

    Meals are being delivered to residents’ doors, and in-person activities have been paused. 

    Team members are tested weekly for infection to identify and reduce the spread.

    Still, in the face of temporary restrictions, Friends Village residents report feeling safe and connected to one another. 

    Precautions have also meant that, to date, there has been only one case of Covid-19 among residents.

    Despite Omicron’s highly contagious nature, health experts anticipate that this surge should pass quickly. Looking forward to a healthier spring, we are coordinating some exciting activities!

    The Garden Committee is busily planning the upcoming planting season for the Friends Village community garden.

    A continuation of the popular, “Growth and Change in Later Life” speaker series is underway.  The Senior Planet technology training program, free to adults over age 60, is gearing up for its latest course on “Computer Essentials.” 

    Plans for the installation of outdoor game and additional social areas are also in development.

    Tours are being accepted by appointment. Be sure to schedule yours today and check back with us for updates on our exciting events! 

    Call 215-968-3346 or visit www.fhvpa.org.

    PHOTO CAP: Paxson Campus residents join in the 2021 Ugly Sweater Cookie Social.

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