“We’re excited about the changes and the benefits it delivers for not only residents, but also for staff,” says Bobbi Jo Haden, Senior Executive Director at Friendship Village. “The renovations advance our care and wellness programs, provide new and engaging activities, and create an environment that meets the changing expectations of older adults so they can live the lifestyle they prefer.”
The renovations modernize many features and amenities in the living and working areas of the Health Center. The new activities room includes a translucent roofing system that allows diffused natural sunlight into the room. Designed for comfort, the system also provides structural integrity and optimal energy efficiency. Other features include an open ADA-compliant kitchenette area where residents can participate in food-related activities. Height-adjustable tables also allow for participation in activities by people of varying abilities.
“The renovations provide a combination of warmth and sophistication,”
The next stage of enhancements at Friendship Village is a $10 million renovation to the commons areas of the community. The project will include an expanded auditorium with a large meeting room, expanded fitness center, and two new dining and lounge areas. A ground breaking for this renovation project is scheduled for the week of October 22.
The Health Center and commons areas are part of Friendship Village, a Life Care community. The senior living community provides a variety of lifestyle options, from independent living apartments and carriage homes to skilled nursing and memory care. Amenities at the community will include a fitness center, movie theater, art studio, bistro, restaurant-style dining venues, adjoining golf course and more.
“The transformations make for a very active time at the community, but it’s fitting with the lifestyle of residents at Friendship Village,” Haden says. “We look forward to realizing the benefits from the Health Center renovations and what’s to come with the further enhancements at the community.”
About Friendship Village of South Hills
Friendship Village, located at 1290 Boyce Road in Upper St. Clair, provides seniors with a unique lifestyle experience and a variety of residence options, including maintenance-
About Lifespace Communities
Friendship Village is owned and operated by Lifespace Communities, Inc. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown to operate 12 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 5,000 residents and employing 2,500 team members. Communities are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida. The organization is recognized by the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 100 as the seventh largest not-for-profit senior living provider system in the country. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit www.LifespaceCommunities.com