17340 Quaker Lane   |   Sandy Spring, Maryland
(301) 924-5100


Effective immediately based on federal guidance, no visitors will be permitted into our community Health Care Centers.  


The well-being of our residents and staff is always a top priority at Friends House Retirement Community. Friends House has long been prepared for these types of events, not just with its own policies, procedures and flexibility to adapt; but also through its communications with other local health systems as well as the CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Our focus is on infection prevention and control. For now, please follow these well-advised guidelines:

If you have:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan in the last 14 days or
  • Had contact with someone who has traveled to these list countries in the past 14 days

We are requesting that you not visit Friends House for a period of no fewer than 14 days

We greatly value and appreciate the opportunity to serve those entrusted to our care, and we do so with competent, caring and compassionate staff who seek to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Thank you for your support and understanding click on the link(s) below for community updates.

March 31 Update

March 26 Update

March 20 Update

March 16 Update

March 13 Update

March 11 Update

March 9 Update


Maryland Department of Aging 

The Maryland Department of Aging has great informational videos, 30 Second PSAs, downloadable resources and a button to register for the Senior Call Check In program. 

For more information on COVID-19 from the Maryland Department of Aging click here