If you or a loved one are considering senior living, you've likely been researching all your options, from the type of care to the amenities available. But it may come as a surprise that you have options regarding the type of community as well because not all are for-profit entities. That's right; there are also not-for-profit senior living communities like ours. Here are some of the additional benefits they offer residents.
Most senior living communities are for-profit, meaning that they provide services to generate a return on investment, and as such, they answer to their shareholders or investors first. On the other hand, not-for-profit communities such as Friendship are mission-based. For example, we're governed by a board of directors that guides our mission and provides fiduciary oversight. Although Friendship began nearly 60 years ago when the Church of the Brethren recognized the need for senior living in Roanoke Valley, today, we are not owned or affiliated with any entity. Watch this video to learn more about our history!
We provide a friendly, safe, and comfortable place for our residents to live healthier, fuller lives. From the recovery expertise of Friendship Health to the thriving community of Friendship Living, Friendship continues to offer our community the resources and support they need to enjoy the lives they deserve.
Whether for-profit or not-for-profit, senior living offers tremendous benefits that include an active lifestyle focused on wellness and amenities that free you from chores and home upkeep while providing convenience and endless opportunities to engage and connect. But not-for-profit senior living communities, like ours, take it a step further with additional benefits such as: