Senior Living Communities Today: Not What They Once Were

May 11, 2022

As seniors lead more active lives than ever before, it’s no wonder most aren’t interested in moving to a nursing home. Which is a good thing because senior living today is nothing like the nursing homes of the past. In fact, senior living communities now more closely resemble resorts with sprawling campuses, beautiful accommodation options, a range of amenities, and a focus on wellness. There are truly more opportunities to make the most of life than you can count! Check out some of our favorite benefits of senior living communities.

Maintenance-Free Living

With amenities like residence and yard maintenance, housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation, senior living communities like ours not only free you of the burdens of these chores, but also the worry over unexpected expenses like replacing the roof, replacing the HVAC unit(s), or other repairs that come with owning a home. Now you can change your need to-do list to a want to-do list!

You’ll Be Pampered in Senior Living Communities

We mentioned resort-like living above, and it’s certainly true in our senior living community with beautifully landscaped grounds, stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, spacious accommodations in 26 different floor plans from which to choose, choice of dining venues, and even concierge services. Everything you need is right outside your door including an onsite beauty salon and pharmacy with delivery, plus transportation to Roanoke Valley’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment just minutes away.

A Social, Fulfilling Lifestyle

One of the most rewarding benefits of senior living communities is how much easier it is to connect and find purpose than at home, particularly when living alone. We offer an ever-changing calendar of social events, activities, and outings as well as clubs, classes, guest speakers, discussions on current events, and volunteer opportunities to keep you engaged and fulfilled. But it’s always your choice what you want to do, and how much or as little as you want to participate – you can truly be yourself here!

An Environment That Supports Healthy Aging

In today’s senior living communities, wellness is at the heart of everything we do. From our fitness program that includes strength, cardio, and balance components as well as health and wellbeing services plus a state-of-the-art fitness center to our chef-inspired menus prepared in collaboration with a nutritionist or dietician, the environment here fully supports healthy aging.

You’ll Have Peace of Mind

And that’s invaluable! Not only does our senior living community provide home care services that help keep you independent for as long as possible, we also offer award-winning therapy services and multiple levels of care on the same campus including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Here, however your health needs evolve over time, you’ll always have just the right amount of support from skilled, caring staff dedicated to helping you thrive.

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Friendship North Campus

367 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012


Friendship South Campus

5647 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018


Friendship Salem Terrace

1851 Harrogate Dr, Salem, VA 24153