Posts Tagged "Friends Life Care"

You will surely enjoy viewing this video as you hear Rosita Johnson tell about her decades of service to help South Africans and their struggle of apartheid– all while juggling full-time work as a Philadelphia teacher, serving as a delegate to the American Federation of Teachers and raising a family.

Learn how she co-founded Friends of SOMAFCO. After that, hear how she led and worked alongside groups of volunteers as they rolled up their sleeves to make a difference.  For example, the 1995-1996 “Booking it from Philadelphia to Soweto” project resulted in the organizati…

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Calling it the holiday blues seems a bit dismissive. For many seniors, the sadness they experience during or after the holiday season is much more serious than a cute catch phrase. 

And a lot of folks suffer. In fact, an eye-opening 64% of adults says they’re affected by the so-called “holiday blues,” and more than a quarter say they’re affected “a lot” by this phenomenon, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

What’s worse, when combined with other factors – failing health or immobility, loss of friends or family, etc. – the holiday-…

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All past VigR Wellness Webinars are now available online

Did you miss a VigR wellness webinar that you meant to watch? Did you even know that Friends Life Care offers webinars with everything you need to know for healthy aging? In either case, you are in luck! All of our previous VigR Wellness Webinars are now available on-demand at one convenient web address:
 https://webinar.com/channel/94469902e9e94bb68de3163083386caa.
VigR (Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience) reflects Friends Life Care’s wellness philosophy and commitment to empowering people with the information and the tools needed to lead a healthy and vibrant l…

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Meet a Friends Life Care Member

If you were to imagine a person who loves to travel, who enjoys spending time with friends and going to concerts and who walks one mile every day, you would probably not visualize a 98-year old.  But in the case of this Friends Life Care member, you would be wrong!
Meet Friends Life Care member Evelyn Summers!
Evelyn Summers was born in Oklahoma City in 1919. She completed her undergraduate studies in St. Charles, Mo. at Lindenwood College, a small women’s college that later turned co-ed, earning degrees in piano and organ. She then went on to receive her Master’s fr…

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Friendships can blossom at any moment – while walking down the street, relaxing in the park, or in the case of Friends Life Care members Julia Haas and Lenore Greenberg, sitting in a hospital.

How They Met…
Julia and Lenore met in the waiting room of Jeanes Hospital where both of their mother’s were patients. Once they started talking and realized how much they enjoyed each other’s company, a friendship was instantly formed. Shortly thereafter, in an attempt to cut down on individual living expenses, the newly established best friends moved in together.
Their Ea…

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