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Navigating Retirement: Expert Advice and Resources at Friends House

Heart Health

Embracing Heart Health: A Journey Towards Wellness with Friends House

February’s designation as Heart Health Month offers a timely reminder of the critical role cardiovascular wellness plays in our overall quality of life. At Friends House Retirement Community, we understand […]

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Green Holidays: Tips for a Sustainable Celebration

As the holiday season unfolds, there’s an opportunity for all of us to celebrate in an eco-friendly way. Explore these tips and ideas that align with the essence of sustainability, […]

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Friends House residents gathering at the cauldron

Welcoming Autumn: September at Friends House Retirement Community

As the sun-soaked days of summer give way to less humid and cooler days, residents of Friends House are eager to exercise and socialize outdoors, even while the sun is […]

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Assisted Living

Discover the Heartwarming Community Spirit at Friends House Life Plan Community

Welcome to Friends House Life Plan Community, a place where hearts are warmed, and connections are cherished. Nestled in the tranquil embrace of Sandy Spring, Maryland, our community is more […]

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Resident gardening

Embracing every stage of aging: The Joys of Assisted Living

Growing older in a life plan community like Friends House offers so much to seniors.  At Friends House Retirement Community our residents have many choices in their daily lives. While […]

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Nature

Exploring Nature: Outdoor Activities and the Benefits of Green Spaces at Friends House

Retirement can be a time of newfound freedom and leisure, where individuals finally focus on the things they passionately care about. At Friends House Retirement Community, we believe in the […]

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Aging Unbound

Celebrate Older Americans Month with Friends House, A Life Plan Community

May is a special month for families and communities across the United States as we celebrate the contributions of America’s seniors. Every May, the Administration for Community Living, an agency […]

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Organic Garden

It’s Earth Day Every Day at Friends House Retirement Community

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, […]

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group of seniors

At Our Life Plan Community, We’re Keeping Life Sweet with Friends

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 […]

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Resident Stories
Voices of Experience: Stories Shared by Friends House Residents

A Tree Walk in Early Fall

Reflections by two Friends House residents, one in Assisted Living and one in Independent Living. When we look out the windows from Haviland Hall-assisted living, we see some interesting trees.  […]

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Travel

Friends House, To and Fro

Many who live at Friends House are seasoned travelers, at home in foreign capitals, tropical paradises, and America’s national parks alike.  We love to share memories of youthful adventures even […]

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Marilyn with her Dog

LIVING WELL AT FRIENDS HOUSE: Marilyn Briggs’ Testimonial on Living at Friends House Retirement Community

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 […]

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