Explore All Dimensions of Wellness at Friendship Village
Our goal is your goal: to keep you healthy and independent as long as possible. Should future care ever be needed, we have world-class health care at every level, all on your campus.
Living in a vibrant, active senior community supports all dimensions of wellness. Every inch of the Friendship Village campuses in the St. Louis area are built to help you live your best life. From yoga classes to trivia challenges, from fine art shows to garden clubs, at Friendship Village, there are always new things to discover!
Take advantage of the many opportunities to get and stay fit:
- Take aquatic classes or play water volleyball in our indoor warm water pool.
- Do core training, take fitness classes or lift weights in the brand-new fitness center.
- Join Wii Wellness, line dancing, yoga or tai chi.
Many new residents ease into a wellness routine by meeting with our full-time wellness coordinator or fitness counselor to help find the best way to stay active through our clubs and activities.
Living in a vibrant, active community means that there are always activities connecting you with neighbors and new friends.
You can get connected through a wide range of activities, including:
- Swimming in the pool
- Playing cards
- Singing in the choir
- Taking technology classes
- Participating in outings to off-site attractions, such as: The Arch, Branson, Israel, London, the Route 66 trip to California, cruises and more!
Keeping the Faith
Nurture your spirituality in a setting near St. Louis, Missouri, which supports faith through interdenominational on-campus Protestant and Catholic services, religious studies and counseling. We are a warm community that welcomes all faiths.
With transportation to area places of worship, a biennial trip to Israel or a yearly trip to explore our nation’s Christian heritage, Friendship Village is a part of your spiritual journey. Our full-time chaplain is supported by resident Stephen Ministers to help when you need an ear or a prayer. Whether you desire solitude in the chapel, meditation in the community gardens or thoughtful connection in ongoing Bible studies, Friendship Village Sunset Hills offers support, encouragement and faith.
Opportunities to learn, grow and keep your mind active abound at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The fully stocked library is supplemented by visits from the bookmobile and ongoing resident book club meetings.
Investigate your family history through memory, reminiscence and writers’ groups. Expand your horizons through travel clubs, art therapy, brain fitness events, computer/technology classes, trivia nights and guest lectures. Enjoy a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum or participate in the Washington University travelogue. There is always more to learn and experience!
Peace of Mind
Life always brings changes to everyone, including seniors. We offer specific programs to help you remain happy, grounded and balanced.
Our welcome committee is here to help ease the transition into the community. Emotional wellness is supported by in-house social workers, grief counseling, hospital visitation, individual counseling and support groups dealing with a variety of issues. You are never alone.
Being Your Healthiest
Keeping you healthy is why we’re here, and our full-time care navigator will guide you through our programs to support your independent living. We partner with the best hospitals to provide you with a primary doctor and nurse practitioner, right here on our campus.
Friendship Village Sunset Hills partners with Mercy Clinic.
Other health services include:
- A on-site Mercy physician’s clinic, with a geriatrician, audiologist, chiropractor, dentist and podiatrist
- Flexible dining schedule with healthy menu options and a dietitian
- Blood pressure clinics
- On-site labs, X-rays and vaccinations
- Fall prevention program
As a Life Care community, we offer a full continuum of care:
Making a Decision to Move
You may assume you will stay in your home forever, but as time passes, you might think differently:
- Your house may seem too big for you.
- You may find it more difficult to keep up with maintenance.
- Your health may be of concern.
If those issues affect you, the good news is, many who move to a community like Friendship Village Sunset Hills near St. Louis, Missouri, find that their lives improve!
Independent studies show that seniors in Life Care communities are healthier and happier than seniors in the community at large.*
Friendship Village is fully committed to your overall well-being!
*The Age Well Study: Comparing Outcomes in Life Plan Communities vs. the Community-at-Large. vol. 1, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, 2019. Download study here.