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Jordan Scardigno

Welcome Jordan Scardigno

Published on January 01, 2024

Jordan has twenty years of experience in the senior living field. For the past 5 years he has served as Executive Director at Moorings Park Institute in Naples, Florida which enjoys a strong national reputation.


Friends Homes Grant Program

Published on February 06, 2023

Friends Homes has implemented a Grant Program to help support the mission. The mission of Friends Homes: Guided by Quaker values, Friends Homes offers a Life Plan Community that encourages a sense of wholeness, wellness, purpose and security at a fair cost, so that each resident may live a fulfilling life.

Brightspire Olympics

2022 Brightspire Olympics Inspires Community

Published on December 02, 2022

During the week of October 3, 2002, the residents of Friends Homes participated in the Brightspire Olympics. Over the course of the week, participants were able to travel to Brightspire communities: River Landing at Sandy Ridge, Glenaire, and Scotia Village.

Dick and Lita Swanson

The Swansons are Ready to Make Their Move

Published on July 28, 2022

Dick and Lita Swanson are all set to move into Friends Homes this October. Although they have to wait just a little while longer for their new townhome to be completed, they’re positive it will be well worth the wait.

Cris Schamp

Cris Schamp is Ready to Roll

Published on May 31, 2022

Future resident, Crispin (Cris) Schamp and his wife, Margery Knott, are looking forward to moving into their new cottage at Friends Homes this August. And according to Cris, he’s bringing his passion for cycling and fixing up bicycles with him.

Chef Nick Hunter

Chef Nick Hunter is right where he wants to be.

Published on March 30, 2022

The dining venues of Friends Homes may be quite different than the intense competition of the Great Food Truck Race. But that suits Nick Hunter just fine. The Friends Homes Senior Executive Chef shares his experience in the competition and in the kitchen.

Ruth and Randall Jobe

The Jobes are thrilled to be here

Published on September 30, 2021

Ruth and Randall Jobe moved to Friends Homes West on Valentine’s Day in 2020. Less than a month later, the pandemic caused the community to shut down much of the social activities and dining rooms. But that turned out to have a silver lining.

Capital Campaign

Friends Homes Capital Campaign building “Bridges to the Future”

Published on August 02, 2021

The Capital Campaign for Friends Homes has already gotten a fast start toward reaching its goal, both financially and physically. Sarah Barker, our Associate Director of Development, shares how the campaign is allowing the community to more fully achieve its mission.

Diana Clark

Diana Clark shares a lifetime of art

Published on May 25, 2021

Art has been part of Diana Clark’s life for as long as she can remember. And the 16-year Friends Homes resident still creates new works of art as often as she can. Her apartment in Friends Homes Guilford is a treasure trove of her paintings along with works by other artists.

Wyn Hrdlicka

Wyn Hrdlicka is living a full life.

Published on March 29, 2021

At 82, you might think Wyn Hrdlicka is ready to slow down. However, one look at her schedule and you know she has no plans to take it easy any time soon.

Ted Lide

Open communication keeps vaccinations going smoothly

Published on February 01, 2021

Ted Lide is feeling good, not just about his health, but about how well the Friends Homes community is protecting staff and residents from COVID-19. The community partnered with CVS/Walgreens to administer the vaccines to staff and residents.

Alex Perez

Hungry for more? Dining enhancements at Friends Homes are on the way.

Published on November 24, 2020

The much-anticipated expansion at Friends Homes will give existing and future residents a bigger menu of amenities from which to choose. According to Alex Perez, Hospitality Director for the community, he means that quite literally when it comes to the community’s dining options.

Friends Home

Friends Homes Breaks Ground on $67 Million Expansion

Published on July 31, 2020

Friends Homes has broken ground on a $67 million expansion of its two campuses in Greensboro, Friends Homes Guilford and Friends Homes West. The project will offer more amenities and add 140 new residents to the community.

Expansion Project

The Expansion is Taking Off at Friends Homes

Published on July 30, 2020

As our virtual groundbreaking gets ready to take place on July 31st, Susan Brewer, Director of Sales and Marketing at Friends Homes provides an update on the upcoming expansion projects for our Guilford and West campuses.

Jonathan and Emille Cox

The Coxes Are Coming Home

Published on May 27, 2020

Jonathan and Emille Cox have always known they’d end up at Friends Homes. And as future residents of the community’s upcoming expansion, they can’t wait to make the move.

Gary and Susan Dent

Gary and Susan Dent Are Back Where It All Began, Almost

Published on March 24, 2020

After 15 years of enjoying retirement on the shores of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkes County, Susan and Gary Dent are happy to be back in Greensboro and enjoying all the activities and friendly faces at Friends Homes.


Looking Forward to Expanding Friendships

Published on January 29, 2020

Friends Homes’ upcoming expansion has many current and future residents excited. And for good reason. In addition to 93 new homes, plans include upgrades and additions to the amenities available to all residents and residents of the future.

Sandy and Peggy Holder

Sandy and Peggy Got a Late Start

Published on November 26, 2019

Although Sandy and Peggy Holder both grew up and lived nearly all of their lives in the Asheboro area — Sandy is originally from Liberty while Peggy is from Seagrove — the couple found each other only 12 years ago. Today, the happy couple is enjoying their new home at Friends Homes.

Jerry and Al Dew

The Dews Did It Right

Published on September 30, 2019

For Jerry and Al Dew, one of the biggest challenges of moving to Friends Homes (Guilford campus) was making the move itself from their home in Greensboro to their new apartment here. Two decisions that they made — one long ago and one more recently — were keys to helping the move go much easier.

 The Sandins Feel Right at Home in 204  Tom and Emilie Sandin

The Sandins Feel Right at Home in 204

Published on July 24, 2019

Tom and Emilie Sandin waited a long time for this. It was the moment back in January 2018 when they heard that the apartment in Friends Homes Guilford was finally going to be theirs. Not just any apartment. But apartment 204.

Margaret Postels

Making Friends Wherever She Goes

Published on May 16, 2019

Margaret Postels has no trouble making friends or making up her mind. Her decision to come to Friends Homes was quick. And she’s been enjoying herself ever since.

Jim Rouse

A Long Way from the Pacific

Published on March 29, 2019

Jim Rouse has quite a story to tell. As an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War, Jim spent part of his time stationed on the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific as a member of the Naval Air Special Weapons group conducting nuclear weapons testing.

Nancy Clark

Behind the Newsletter

Published on March 17, 2019

Often, things around us just seem to simply happen. Mail is in our mailboxes, groceries are always in stock, and our latest newsletter is always available for pick-up. Rarely do we consider the people behind these simple occurrences. Friends Homes is blessed to have a handful of people who help to put together our weekly community newsletter.

Bill Carroll

Friends Homes Struck the Right Chord for this Music Professor

Published on March 17, 2019

Bill Carroll likes living in Greensboro. He came here in 1984 to teach at UNCG and retired 34 years later as the Associate Dean of the university’s Music School. The desire to remain in Greensboro was one reason he chose to retire at Friends Homes.

Sam Tomlin

From Poverty to Advocacy: The Sam Tomlin Story

Published on March 17, 2019

Many people seek to have as full of a life as Sam Tomlin. Before becoming a resident of Friends Homes, Tomlin grew up poor and bullied by area children in Knoxville, Tennessee. Altogether, Sam Tomlin has helped to form new organizations and chapters while touching the lives of countless individuals. He continues to be an inspiration every day.

Retirement Planning

A Neglected Part of Retirement Planning

Published on March 17, 2019

With increasing life expectancy comes a greater need for a proactive approach to planning for the later phases of retirement. Yet, this is an area of planning that is often neglected by financial advisors and the general public alike.

Dona Butler

Going Wherever God Leads

Published on March 17, 2019

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Dona Butler’s life has included a whirlwind of opportunities that have taken her around the world as a beacon of light.

Woman Organizing Garage

8 Easy Steps to a More Organized Home

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It can be hard to get around to decluttering in real life, even when people are spending more time at home because of COVID-19. But a few small steps can help jump-start the effort and may even improve your mental health just as much as your home.

Aerial View of West

Friends Homes Celebrates 65 Years of Continuing Care

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In a year where Friends Homes will complete another community expansion, it’s notable to look back and honor the 65 years of growth dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of our residents. With a vision for a community with exceptional values, Seth Hinshaw saw a need and was instrumental in the creation of Friends Homes.