Village People


As they walk through winding streets, waving at friends; as they work out at the gym, then head to a lecture; as they enjoy stress-free  retirement in an environment infused with energy and altruism, the residents of Friendship Village Tempe know one thing for sure: This isn’t your grandparents’ senior living experience.

“People ask what sets us apart; it’s our culture,” says Cole Marvin, executive director. “Friendship Village Tempe prides itself on its inclusivity. You can show up as you are, be who you are, and find absolute acceptance. The education, intelligence, and compassion of the residents we attract inspires me every day.”

With its discrimination-free housing policies and LGBTQ+ resources, the community is firmly open to all. “We don’t exclude; we welcome,” Marvin says.

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