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

Residential living

Friends House is a Type C (fee-for-service) Life Plan Community, which means that multiple levels of care — Residential (Independent) Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing — are offered, and residents pay for the level of care that they need. The benefits are:

  • You pay only for the services and care that you need.
  • Higher levels of care are available on site. You may never need it, but if you do, care is available within the community.

If you and your spouse ever need different levels of care, both of you can receive the care that you need within the community. There’s no need to drive to another facility to spend time with your spouse.

Why  Friends House?

  • Community
  • Culture of self reliance
  • Aging Well With Friends
  • Endless opportunities to gather and share interests

Friends Values

  • Simplicity
  • Environmental Stewardship

Services Onsite

  • Dining services
  • Wellness Center
  • Gym
  • Sewer, water, trash removal and WIFI (included in Lodges monthly fees)
  • Electricity, heat and air conditioning (included in Lodges monthly fees)
  • Rehab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Scheduled local transportation                               

Worry-Free Living

  • Home and lawn maintenance
  • Never shovel snow again (unless you want to)

Friends House is currently in the midst of a major redevelopment that will transform the campus. The multi-phase plan will provide energy efficient, fully accessible homes where seniors can enjoy the benefits of community regardless of their physical abilities or income levels. The overarching goals are to:

  • Design simple and modest buildings, in tune with the natural environment
  • Use sustainable building practices and materials
  • Construct buildings for long-term durability, resident affordability and efficient operations
  • Continue the sense of community that integrates households of all income levels
  • Ensure that the design supports and encourages relationships among residents and also with the wider community
  • Enhance and sustain the sense of community based on Quaker values