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Oct
28
2021

Articles About Friends Care Community

  • COVID-19 vaccinations— Governor urges ‘persistence’

    Speaking at a press briefing from his Cedarville Township home on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he understands that some Ohioans are impatient with the pace of vaccination.

  • COVID-19 update— Older residents next for vaccination

    On Friday, Jan. 8, Friends Care Community celebrated the arrival of pharmacy staff from CVS, there to administer the first round of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Amid pandemic, Friends Care Community’s ho-ho-holidays

    The holidays are festive, if lower-key, at Friends Care Community this year. Visitation has been restricted at the facility since March.

  • Institutions adapt to COVID-19

    The News spoke with leaders at a variety of local institutions who are adapting to a new normal in the fifth month of the coronavirus pandemic, including the Yellow Springs Senior Center, Friends Care Community, Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, Antioch College Wellness Center and the John Bryan Center/Youth Center.

  • A good year for new Friends Care director

    Mike Montgomery has been director of the Friends Care Community for almost a year, having begun in early December 2017. Since beginning the job, he's most proud of making some changes that contributed to raising staff morale, and adding new staff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Mike Montgomery is the executive director of Friends Care Community, he takes a modest position regarding how critical he is to the functioning of the local continuing care center.

  • First step to senior rentals

    A new affordable senior rental housing project has moved closer to reality since Wright State University and Home Inc. agreed that Home Inc. will purchase land  currently owned by the university on the south end of town.

  • New director at Friends Care

    Mike Montgomery, currently the director of Grace Brethren Village in Englewood, has been named the new director of Friends Care Community. He’ll begin his new job on Dec. 4. (Submitted photo)

    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that Mike Montgomery, who currently heads an award-winning retirement center in Englewood, will be the new director of the Yellow Springs elder care community.

  • Barr property to host homage to Mills house

    The Hammond family plans to model their Mills Park Hotel on the Barr property after the 1870 Mills House (see below). Pictured from left are Jim Hammond, Chamber of Commerce representative Roger Reynolds, and Libby and Katie Hammond, talking over the plans at the Grinnell Mill. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    the 28-room hotel that local family Jim, Libby and Katie Hammond plan to build on the Barr property just across from the school will be called Mills Park Hotel, in an homage to William Mills.

  • Friends shifts housing plan

    Two years ago Anne Chalfant moved in as a renter in one of Friends Care Community’s independent living homes. Now that Friends is selling her unit, she, unlike two other renters, has decided to buy her home. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Friends Care Community built the first independent living homes on the Herman Street campus about 10 years ago, the hope was that the units would give seniors an option for maintenance-free living near the services needed to age in place.

  • Barr property gets second offer

    A second purchase option for the Barr property arose over the summer after funding for its development with senior apartments fell through.