Friends House

The Friends House Team

From the beginning, Friends House has had a commitment to simplicity, equality and inclusiveness. The same values that have served this community well for the first 50 years are guiding our redevelopment and expansion in order to preserve the qualities that make us unique. The new homes will offer modern amenities but will be simple in design and in tune with the natural surroundings. Our greatest resource — the men and women who live here — will continue to be our first priority.

At Friends House, we recognize and value the wealth of experience and wisdom our elders bring to the community. Opportunities for lifelong learning, social and cultural events, and meaningful contribution through a host of resident-run committees and activities keep Friends House residents active. Walking trails, gardens and a tranquil pond offer opportunities to enjoy nature and see wildlife. Ideas for activities come from residents, who design, plan and carry out the programs.

Also, as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, Friends House offers services and facilities to ensure that this will be a home where you can age safely and comfortably — once you join our community, you will have access to a higher level of care, should you need it. Our Health Center consistently receives the highest ranking among Montgomery County skilled nursing facilities and our Assisted Living provides exceptional care and service.

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. Thank you for your interest in Friends House!

Our Executive Staff

Our dedicated team is committed to providing excellence in all residential services and compassionate care of the highest quality. Combining insights garnered from the latest research on aging with a profound respect for the dignity of each individual, we help our residents thrive and offer guidance to their families.

Philip Burkholder
Chief Executive Officer

Anne Derby
Director of Development

Elizabeth Nicely
Director of Human Resources

Michael Stoner
Director of Facilities and Project Management

Fernanda Azucena, LNHA
Fernanda Azucena, LHNA
Nursing Home Administrator