At this time, based on federal guidance, indoor visits are 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. Please follow these well-advised guidelines:
Do not visit if you have:
Shortness of breath
A feeling of illness, such as cold or flu onset
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.
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This quarter’s theme is, “Looking Backward to moments and places that made a difference – or could have been different, depending.” Enjoy the photos, stories and bios of Friends House residents . Friends House Letter Feb 2018
Friends House celebrates it’s 50th anniversary and Terri Hogan from the Greater Olney News shares how the Quaker principles in our community are as apparent now as they were during the past five decades. Read more about our history, and the stories from the community members and staff in Terri’s article.
On Thursday, October 5, Friends House hosted a luncheon and discussion of innovations in senior health care as one of the day, October 5, Friends House hosted a luncheon and discussion of innovations in senior health care as one of the 50th anniversary celebration events. The forty guests included executive directors of area life plan communities, Maryland Representative Eric Luedtke, heads of agencies that provide services to seniors and several Friends House board members:
Jim Bell (and his father!)
Former board member Patti Nesbitt also attended. County Executive Ike Leggett delivered the keynote address and presented Kevin with a proclamation recognizing Friends House and its commitment to quality affordable senior housing. After lunch there was a panel discussion led by Maryland Secretary of the Department of Aging, Rona Kramer, LeadingAge Maryland Executive CEO Jill Schumann, Friends Services for the Aging President Jane Mack, and Diana Saladini, Director of Population Health and Patient Services at MedStar Montgomery and Dr. George Hennawi, head of Geriatrics and the Center for Healthy Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan. A lively discussion followed.