Our Favorite Quaker Assisted Living
Friends Village at Woodstown (Woodstown, New Jersey)
Friends Village at Woodstown was founded and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1897 under the Salem Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Upholding Quaker traditions and values, Friends Village offers assisted living options for residents, with amenities like fine dining, 24/7 care, and access to registered nurses, along with weekly housekeeping and physical rehabilitation and wellness services.
Friends Village is a continuing care retirement community “that believes in and follows the spirit of Quaker Values” and offers assisted living, independent living, memory support, and other residential care options for seniors.
Friends House (Sandy Spring, Maryland)
Founded in 1967 by members of the Religious Society of Friends, Friends House is a nonprofit organization that offers assisted living, skilled nursing, and residential living options to seniors. What makes this organization unique is the fact that it’s a Type C, or fee-for-service, life plan community, where residents pay only for the services and care they need.
Their assisted living units include 21 private rooms with an emergency call system. They also offer ample activities, including libraries, book clubs, creative arts, gardening, and other stimulating activities to honor Quaker values, and an inclusive community. In addition to these activities, Friends House also has a health center that’s guided by Quaker principles, with a high staff-to-resident ratio. The health care center is great for seniors that need skilled nursing or rehabilitation assistance.
Kendal at Ithaca (Ithaca, New York)
Kendal at Ithaca is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that also offers assisted living options. Kendal Senior Communities was initially founded in 1995 with a focus on Quaker values of respect, care, and trust. This community offers 36 rooms as part of their health center, with easy access to various community events. Some of the amenities include professional, compassionate care; three meals a day; and private rooms and bathrooms. Activities include movies, discussion groups, and art exhibits. Currently, admission to the Enhanced Assisted Living residence is limited to contracted residents that are currently residing at Kendal.
Friends Fellowship Community (Richmond, Indiana)
Friends Fellowship Community is a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, assisted living, nursing, and memory care options for senior residents. The goal is to help provide quality healthcare services while serving in the Quaker tradition and encouraging spiritual well-being.
An assisted living apartment at Friends Fellowship Community consists of a private bath, central heating and cooling system, large storage spaces, and 24-hour emergency access to a nurse. Residents can choose from a studio or a one-bedroom, one-bath unit.
Friends Home and Village (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
Although not an assisted living facility, Friends Home and Village does offer private rooms and suites for seniors. Friends Home and Village offers housekeeping and laundry service, 24/7 home security, and an emergency alert system to keep residents safe, in addition to membership to a private library.
The Friends Home and Village was founded in 1897, a few years after the need for senior care was introduced by members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. Today, it’s a nonprofit senior living community that’s inspired by Quaker values and cultural diversity. This senior living community is a great option for seniors who are looking for either independent living or assistance with personal care.