Happy New Year


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 were blowing; the neighborhood was alight with festive partygoers ringing in the holiday together. As the familiar tune of “Auld Lang Sign” began, what were some of the things you wanted 2023 to bring?

If your answer was “spend more time with family and friends,” “be more active,” “learn a new skill,” “take up a new hobby,” or just commit to “live life to the fullest,” then congratulations! You’re in good company. These five goals make up half the top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions – and it’s easy to see why. At the start of a brand-new year, everyone wants to be at their best for their loved ones as well as themselves, so it makes perfect sense that personal development, like taking up new hobbies and activities, along with social goals, are at the top of everyone’s mind. But have you considered the kinds of steps you would need to take to achieve all these things? Actually, it’s easier than you might imagine.

Moving to a Life Plan Community/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) can enhance well-being in so many ways. Friends House welcomes you to age safely and comfortably among friends.  Here, volunteer residents fill the monthly calendar with activities and entertainment that accord with their greatest passions and most enthralling hobbies. From exercise classes to bridge clubs, writing workshops to museum tours, Friends House residents organize and share so many ways to grow and appreciate each other.

Let us help you envision 2023 with new friends in it…


Homes at Friends House come in many attractive styles and setups for your favorite decor

Life isn’t a cookie, and there’s no need for it to be cut like one. At Friends House, our residents enjoy a life styled just how they like it in the apartment or cottage floor plan of their choice.

Some enjoy the ease and convenience of living in a one- or two-bedroom apartment, while others prefer the parklike setting of our lodges or our duplex cottage homes.

No matter where you feel most comfortable, there’s a home for you here at Friends House.

And best of all, you can see for yourself!


New Year’s resolutions are easier to keep in an active community like Friends House.

Were you looking to improve your skills and pursue your interests and hobbies in 2023? Or maybe you wanted to be more active physically, and mentally – or stay engaged in social activities? Research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that 46% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions typically meet their goal. But Friends House offers a special advantage – something that is vitally important in building new and healthy habits: a community.

Friends House is a uniquely active community. From our many resident-led activities, clubs and committees – such as the active aging committee, tours and evening program, book clubs, the arts program, and so much more – to activity spaces like the library, art room, fitness center, and two-acre collective organic garden, senior residents at Friends House are always engaged – with the Earth, with the wider society, and with each other.

You can see all that our community has to offer…


People from so many walks of life have chosen to join our neighborhood.

Who chooses to move to Friends House? Anyone. Everyone. Our diverse community is built from a place of true inclusivity, and our neighborhoods and residents reflect our commitment to welcoming senior adults regardless of race, color, disability, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national origin or familial status. Many of our residents have spent their lives in service to society, through teaching, social service, writing, and volunteerism.

At Friends House, we recognize that our greatest resources are the wealth of experience, wisdom, and multiculturalism our residents bring to our community. Here, we don’t want to hear just one voice – we want to hear from everyone and bring together a mosaic of ideas and perspectives to inform our community-led programs and actions.

But a picture paints a thousand words. You can see our community for yourself, here.


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