Our Professional Team of Caregivers Is Second to None

It takes talented and compassionate individuals to choose a career in senior living, and Friends House Retirement Community cultivates talent and compassion among all the staff and volunteers. Staff at our highly acclaimed Life Plan Community recognize and value the wealth of experience and wisdom our elders bring to the campus. In turn, Friends House recognizes the huge impact our team members have, not just our residents’ experiences but on the lives of their families and the community at large.

 Working at Friends House is a rewarding experience that employees benefit from emotionally and mentally as well as financially. Here, residents’ lives are marked by opportunities for lifelong learning, social and cultural events, and meaningful contributions facilitated by resident-run committees and our dedicated staff. Friends House team members come to know residents and their families, and they become a vital part of an enriching community lifestyle. We have also introduced a Montessori Inspired Living program involving all our staff, residents, and resident families. Friends House has been awarded a Bronze Level facility credential from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia (CARD).

As a respected center of health and a trusted senior living resource for older adults around Montgomery County and beyond, Friends House is able to provide an excellent can [need to write this out] training program as well as exciting internship opportunities to students and volunteers. Additionally, our organization offers many chances for donations or mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses and other nonprofit entities. 

As you consider becoming involved in any capacity with Friends House – as a resident or family member, a funder, a staff member or volunteer, or as a partner and friend – we invite you to come in and tour our beautiful campus. 

Employee Spotlight

Amidst the comforting walls of Friends House, Peter Ekoko, LPN, stands as a beacon of compassion and dedication. For a remarkable decade, Peter has been an integral part of our family, lending his expertise and unwavering care to our beloved residents. 

With 24 years of experience in his arsenal, Peter’s journey has been guided by the wisdom and inspiration of Ms. Elizabeth Nicely, our esteemed Director of Human Resources, whose leadership has left an indelible mark on Peter’s approach to caregiving. 

Peter’s mantra, “I have a Dream,” resonates deeply with his mission – to nurture and heal, to bring smiles and laughter into the lives of those under his care. As our Charge Nurse, Peter’s days are filled with moments of tenderness and resilience, where each interaction is a testament to his unwavering commitment to service. 

In a touching testament to his commitment, Peter remembers a significant moment where his prompt response and care aided a resident in distress, showcasing his quick reflexes and deep empathy for those he looks after. 

Yet, Peter’s fulfillment extends beyond the confines of medical intervention. For him, true happiness lies in the smiles he elicits, the laughter he shares, and the sense of family he fosters within our community. 

At Friends House, inclusivity reigns supreme, and Peter ensures that every individual feels valued and supported. Through acts of love and shared knowledge, he cultivates an environment where everyone feels seen and heard. 

Within our community, Peter’s contributions are as cherished as they are diverse. From his role as a caregiver to his passion for culinary arts, Peter infuses every facet of his life with warmth, kindness, and dedication. 

Join us in celebrating Peter Ekoko, a shining example of the values we hold dear at Friends House. Through his selfless actions and unwavering dedication, Peter embodies the essence of our community – a place where compassion knows no bounds, and every individual is embraced as family. 


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