Organic Garden

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Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, MD sets a great example for eco-friendly living. They have a 2-acre, on-site garden maintained by a dedicated Garden Committee of master gardeners, committee members and other residents.  Residents choose from […]
Marilyn with her Dog

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Fifty-three years ago, a small group from my church gave a reading at Friends House Retirement Community of Bernard Shaw’s “Don Juan In Hell.” The audience was very appreciative and came up to talk with us afterward. I […]
group of seniors

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Residents taking a stroll, checking the mail, or heading to the Bistro for a cup of coffee are met by friendly smiles and waves from neighbors. And we often forge deeper ties with neighbors as we go about […]
Happy New Year

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New Year brings with it the excitement of all kinds of possibilities! When you clinked glasses, shared a kiss and cheered as the clock struck midnight, what did you hope for? Remember: The confetti was falling; the kazoos […]
Christmas

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Holiday time is here – bring on the cheer! From the holiday tree lighting to numerous holiday get-togethers, and the delicious aroma of freshly baked cookies filling the air outside the Bistro, the holiday season brings joy to […]
thankful

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Tis the season for turkey, traditions, and most importantly, thanks – Thanks for the time spent with family and friends, thanks for health and happiness, thanks for a wonderful staff and great residents, and thanks for selfless volunteers […]
Friends House

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At Friends House, we’re passionate about building a community through caring – caring for our residents, our employees, and our world. Built on the Quaker values we affectionately refer to as SPICES, one of our essential founding principles […]
Friends enjoying a class of wine

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Originally founded by Quakers (Religious Society of Friends), Friends House Retirement Community, Inc. was first established with the intention of providing affordable homes for low- to moderate-income seniors. Growing on that philosophy, we’ve welcomed older adults of every […]

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