Informational Blogs
Navigating Retirement: Expert Advice and Resources at Friends House

group of seniors
Making the decision to move to a retirement community can feel challenging, but waiting too long can mean missing out on incredible benefits that enhance your quality of life. At Friends House Retirement Community, we often hear from residents who say they wish they had made the move sooner. Here’s […]
gay pride
At Friends House, our commitment to diversity and inclusivity is not just a policy – it’s a practice embedded in our daily lives. June, celebrated nationwide as Pride Month, gives us a perfect opportunity to showcase our ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive environment. Here, we share how we embrace […]
Senior mother and son
As Mother’s Day approaches, we reflect on the profound influence mothers have on our lives – their love shapes us in countless ways. At Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Maryland, we extend this nurturing care to all our residents, making it a place where mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers […]

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

Bob Schleichert
Bob Schleichert: A Life Shaped by Craftsmanship At Friends House, we celebrate the diverse talents and passions of our residents. This month, we are thrilled to feature Bob Schleichert, a remarkable individual whose journey highlights a lifelong dedication to working with his hands.   Bob’s background is as varied as […]
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.  One of them is a large Japanese maple, its leaves now turning orange and red. Looming over it, still green […]
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 as we plan for our next trip or vacation. With aging, though, our traveling is more cautious.  We shop for […]

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