I have been an active resident of Friendship Village Tempe for 13 years. When our executive director Cole Marvin mentioned plans for an in-house nurse practitioner office, I was initially a little skeptical, even though it was a value-added service with no increase in my monthly fees. But now I am a grateful believer! Last Wednesday I had questionable symptoms overnight. First thing in the morning, I called our nurse-practitioner office. Within an hour, one of the nurse practitioners came to our apartment, took my temperature, and administered a COVID-19 test. Because she and I were both concerned about my lungs, she contacted my primary care physician for an x-ray referral. In less than an hour they had arranged for an x-ray to be done that morning in my apartment! They all followed through so efficiently that I had a satisfactory x-ray report within just a few hours after my initial call. Amazing service, right here on our own independent-living campus!
Before choosing our community, residents had the same questions you may have. Now they’re talking. Hear it all – what they’ve experienced here and why they’re so happy with their decision.
“We have four children all living out of state, each of whom has cared for in-laws as they aged. We feel our moving to Friendship Village Tempe with its Life Care advantage will be a valued gift of love, time and money for them.”
“We’ve been here 17 years, and have probably done everything Friendship Village Tempe has to offer. From the caring people to the friendly, open staff, we love it here.”
“My mother and her older sister both lived here and loved it, which made the decision for me to move here an easy one. I think if you asked most residents here, they’d say they wish they’d arrived a little earlier. The best time to plan is a year before you think you need to.”
“The most outstanding thing about Friendship Village Tempe is the lifelong security of being surrounded by efficient, friendly staff and wonderful, supportive residents.”
“What first attracted me to Friendship Village Tempe was the friendly, open and positive environment throughout. Since moving here, I’ve joined the book club and taken up pottery, and I’ve really enjoyed it.”
“I’ve made more new friends in my first month here at Friendship Village Tempe than I did in the previous 10 years before I came here. I’ve gotten involved with the Welcome Committee, the Marketing Support Committee, working in the woodshop, and more.”