Friendship Village Tempe

2645 E Sern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

5 / 5.0 48 Reviews

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Residents at Friendship Village Tempe enjoy an active senior lifestyle that keeps them healthy and independent. Conveniently located in Tempe, we are close to hospitals and physicians. Residents have plenty of entertainment options nearby as well. There is also something to do for our members looking for something new to do.

Our staff has developed a relaxing, fun-filled lifestyle that lets you decide what kind of retirement you want to live. We combined active, fun filled senior living atmosphere with available health care so you can enjoy social, yet secure lifestyle that fulfills you physically, spiritually, and financially.

Friendship Village Tempe Assisted Living

Friendship Village Tempe creates a positive environment for our assisted living residents who want to remain independent but need some help with daily activities.

We provide bright and spacious apartments designed to make every senior feel at home. Windows that provide natural light, carpeting, closet and safety measures installed so family members can keep peace of mind. We are incredibly proud of our Tempe staff members. The employees here are 100% committed to the care and well-being of our residents. Our chef and cooking staff at Friendship Village Tempe are driven to constantly deliver quality meals that are great tasting and nutritious. We strive to create memorable meals from fresh produce that help our residents reach their best health and wellness.

Friendship Village Tempe Amenities & Services

Residents have access to Diverse amenities and other facility comforts so seniors feel right at home. Our fully-trained staff is always friendly and available to help seniors feel right at home.

Our trained staff helps our residents enjoy benefits that our facility offers, like Numerous services and other perks. As seniors age, they still want to feel independent and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and we help them do that.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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Friendship Village Tempe – Reviews

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June 2021

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Mark Young

I have been a team member of friendship Village for nearly two years and I cannot say enough good things about the people that live and work there. Friendship Village has taught me so many things about community, culture, service and compassion. This past year has been such a trying time for all of us. However, the efforts by the staff and residents of Friendship Village is so inspirational, each day I feel blessed to be apart of this great community. If you are thinking about a change in employment or a place to reside, I encourage you to take a look before making your decision.

June 2021

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Georhr Krebs

One aspect of Friendship Village is the amazingly supportive staff! Recently, they have helped us outside mount a bicycle rack on our car; they have (as they were passing by) helped us unload a large chest from out car and carry it into our cottage; most recently they carefully removed a day bed, springs and mattresses from our cottage and moved it to a nearby cottage to the resident that purchaser it from us! When we expressed our thanks, the reply was We do not want you to get hurt. We are here to take care of you.—and they do that in so many ways both obvious and hidden. For example, staff has been exceptional in preparing and delivering meals, both when all residents were getting them delivered, or more recently, via a call-up delivery service. All told the entire staff is a part of out Village family and make living here uplifting and friendly.

May 2021

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Sharon Fukayama

I moved to Friendship Village 10-1-2020...pretty much the middle of the pandemic. My primary reason for choosing the Village the option to have a cottage (they come in duplexes, triplexes and quads) that I could renovate any way I wanted. I originally moved into a one-bedroom unit while my two-bedroom unit was being upgraded. Although it took 6 months (including a 2-month wait for Tempe to approve a permit), it was well worth the wait. The Village has accommodated my every wish. Although I havent participated in any Village activities (due to covid restrictions), I have thoroughly enjoyed having my meals delivered. The staff is friendly and efficient. The residents have also welcomed me and made me feel that this is a move I should have made years ago. Recently the Village opened up for visitors which has been welcomed by all residents. I highly recommend Friendship Village Tempe to anyone looking for the perfect retirement setting.

April 2021

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Sharon Fukayama

I moved to Friendship Village 10-1-2020...pretty much the middle of the pandemic. My primary reason for choosing the Village the option to have a cottage (they come in duplexes, triplexes and quads) that I could renovate any way I wanted. I originally moved into a one-bedroom unit while my two-bedroom unit was being upgraded. Although it took 6 months (including a 2-month wait for Tempe to approve a permit), it was well worth the wait. The Village has accommodated my every wish. Although I havent participated in any Village activities (due to covid restrictions), I have thoroughly enjoyed having my meals delivered. The staff is friendly and efficient. The residents have also welcomed me and made me feel that this is a move I should have made years ago. Recently the Village opened up for visitors which has been welcomed by all residents. I highly recommend Friendship Village Tempe to anyone looking for the perfect retirement setting.

April 2021

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Rob Mainieri (Rob)

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Jean Bates

I moved into the Village 5 days before lock down for COVID. Even after a year, I am still a newbie asking dumb questions! The lock down was necessary and well handled by the employees. They did all the work. We were just waited-on. I cant even imagine the behind the scenes organization it took to pull it off. But attention to detail has made a difference. I love my cottage. Its location is grand. I call them Lego houses as the maintenance(building crews) just redesign, remake the units to the desires of the buyers. Whats new to me is the feeling of being taken care of. If I dont know something, somebody helps. If I get off a bus, somebody is there to pave the way to the event. If I dont do something, somebody gets it done for me. None of this is obtrusive, just background.Im looking forward to what long time residents say is the fun of the village-activities.

March 2021

Diane Gale Delaney

What a wonderful place to live. Friendly people, great food, activities, service and care. Couldn't ask for anything more.

February 2021

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Robert Auer

The best decision we have made in our retirement. We are safe and happy and well cared for and our kids dont have to worry about us. The food is great. The facilities are excellent. People really are friendly, both residents and employees. What a blessing not to worry about home maintenance and security, meals, entertainment, healthcare, and social life. We are in a one bedroom cottage which we absolutely love, having downsized from a 4 BR home. We congratulate ourselves at least once a week on the decision to move to Friendship Village Tempe.

December 2020

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jim grant

I have lived in Friendship Village Tempe for 9 years. My only regret is that my wife (since departed) and I did not move into FVT several years earlier than we did. The facilities, functions, activities, and staff are top notch.

November 2020

Kathleen Marie Schulke

I moved in 3 years ago and have never been sorry. It was a big adjustment coming from a home to an apartment (I have never lived in one before) with senior residents but I am so glad I am here. It took me some time to get used to the change but all has worked very well . Did I bring everything I wanted - of course not, but it works. I have made many wonderful friends and for all this offers, I am truly grateful.

November 2020

Kathleen Marie Schulke

I moved in 3 years ago and have never been sorry. It was a big adjustment coming from a home to an apartment (I have never lived in one before) with senior residents but I am so glad I am here. It took me some time to get used to the change but all has worked very well . Did I bring everything I wanted – of course not, but it works. I have made many wonderful friends and for all this offers, I am truly grateful.

September 2020

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Nora Niland

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Marina McIsaac

Bill and I have lived in Friendship Village Tempe for 8 years and have loved it from the beginning. Last August we determined that Bill needed additional care and our LIfecare plan allowed him to move a few steps away to Nunnenkamp Assisted Living with Caregivers who check on him when needed. We enjoyed 5 dining venues, and all the activities that the Village has to offer. Now, during the Pandemic, we appreciate Friendship Village Tempe even more. Our safety and wellbeing have become their top priority. Kudos to all the heroes who come to work, make our lives safe, provide innovative activities and serve great meals delivered to over 600 doorsteps twice a day. You are the greatest, and we thank you for your tremendous work to keep us safe.

September 2020

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Dave Seaman

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! --P. David Seaman, Ph.D.

September 2020

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Carter Rogers

My wife and I moved into a cottage in October 2015. We found many welcoming residents as well as staff. We definitely feel at home here and have many friends and activities that we love. The staff has worked especially hard to accommodate we residents as we all faced the COVID virus. It is now near the end of September and only 4 of the residents out of close to 800 residents who live in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and the Health Care Center have caught the COVID virus. All have recovered. So we feel safe here and recommend Friendship Village Tempe as a wonderful place to live.

August 2020

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John Eaves

July 2020

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Matt Hassett

My wife and I have lived at Friendship Village of Tempe for fourteen years, and I think that our buy-in was the best investment we ever made. My wife Peggy has MS, and we came here in 2006 because the lifestyle here was better suited to her movement and balance problems. We led a happy life. My wife is very social, and moved about the village in her scooter all day -going to the fitness center, activities and concerts inside the village. We made friends, and had a good time dining out in our three dining venues. I was able to get out easily, knowing that she was safe and busy here, so I taught actuarial mathematics part time at ASU. In 2014 my wifes MS progressed to the point that I could no longer care for her in our apartment, and she moved to our skilled nursing facility (Health Care Center or HCC) where she now lives happily in a wheelchair. The transition to a nursing home environment was easy for her, since the HCC was just another part of her home environment and she still saw all of her friends. It was easier for me too. I had a short walk to visit her instead of a half hour drive. I could be in her life, and still teach at ASU. I was also able to go on village buses to concerts and other events at ASU in the evening after I had had dinner with my wife. My life was full and not disrupted. The economics of living here have been very favorable. Friendship Village seemed expensive at first glance in 2006, but it really was not. I no longer had home maintenance, tax, utility, food and other costs that I had at home. In addition, there is a tax deduction for a percentage of the amount I pay here. In the end, I broke even moving in. Now I have benefited even further, since my wife got to move to the HCC under our normal monthly payment, not the $9,000 per month extra cost that is typical in nursing homes. The economics are favorable, but this is not about economics. It is about being happy in our lives, and we have been happy here. We enjoyed ourselves for the first eight years when we could function more normally, and we are still managing to enjoy life in these more difficult years.

April 2020

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Betzabet Beas Nuno

clean environment!! respect from everyone!! nice team work always!! beautiful place!!

March 2020

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Jeanine Chavarria

Great people working there!!!

February 2020

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Dayna Klecak

I am a Tempe native and work in the senior care industry. Friendship Village is always one of my top choices for a skilled nursing stay and any level of 55 + living. The staff are amazing, the place is clean, and the food is wonderful. Their independent living and assisted living is a true community. Thank you Friendship Village staff for always providing the best experience possible!

July 2019

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Deborah Farnam

I am so grateful to have been guided to Friendship Village - Tempe. It was and is the answer to my prayers.The best part is, I became a resident about six months ago & I'm in my early 70's. That means, I get to enjoy my wonderful life at FV-T for even longer! I am safe, well cared for, well fed, peaceful, socially rich and truly comfortable. I live in a lovely environment and I'm so thankful that FV-T is my forever home.

May 2019

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Jean Higgins

I am simply astounded that anyone here has a negative review. We've been here 8 months and absolutely adore the residents, employees and facilities. Everyone here goes 110% to meet your needs, often going the extra mile. The residents are cheerful, smart, and companionable. So many activities for us we are busier than ever. (Two 92yr olds beat me at Scrabble last night and I'm much younger)

March 2019

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Eduardo Reyes

November 2018

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Arlene Morris

We feel lucky that we found Friendship Village of Tempe. Our Village is filled with residents that are friendly, caring, and extremely thoughtful. The employees are equally genuine and helpful. There are many activities...so many that it's hard to decide what to do next. We keep as busy as we wish. Our days are filled with exercise and swimming classes, art and pottery classes and lots of Village entertainment. The services provided by the Village are endless. Transportation is always available, housekeeping and laundry are wonderful and nursing and healthcare is available on premises. We are very happy to invite anyone interested in top-knock quality retirement living to come and visit. Our marketing associates are fulled with information and we can assure you, from past experience, that there are no high pressure sales gimmicks. You'll love the experience. Arlene and Sue

November 2018

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Archie & Elaine Cain

We have lived in Friendship Village of Tempe for one year now moving from San Antonio, TX with our dog, Daisy. We were looking for a life care community that has many activities which keep the body active and the mind sharp. All of the staff care about our well being. When a request is made for a service such as planting specific plants around our cottage, they reply within the day and complete the work in a very reasonable amount of time. There are three different areas for dining. The cafe is casual, the buffet somewhat more formal and fine dining is in the Fireside. All of the food is prepared well, is varied, enjoyable and wait staff are efficient and friendly. We feel that Friendship Village is appropriately named as it is friendly community.

November 2018

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Ronald Newth

After moving here in 2013,my wife, Joanie, and I seem to have daily pleasant surprises: "I didn't know they did that for us!"; "The staff and residents are so friendly!"; We just met another 'friend for life'!" We would recommend Friendship Village Tempe for anyone who would like to release the burdens of home ownership, comfort their children in that they know we are safe and in a wonderful environment, and who would like to join a vibrant community of talented, smart and very friendly people.

November 2018

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Edward Kearns

Friendship Village is a great place. It has fine facilities but most important are the people. The residents are friendly and the employees are friendly. The employees hired seem to care for older people and are always helpful. The administrative staff works hard and listens to residents. There’s a lot of laughing going on as we enjoy each other. If we have a need, e.g. a repair or replacement of equipment, it is done fast. Comments about food or service are listened to. If you need medical help, there’s immediate help to tell you whether you need to see a doctor or not, or to assist you to get to a hospital; and when you leave the hospital there’s a great place to stay in our Health Care Center. There’s a lot to do here, ranging from concerts to wine tasting to Lifelong Learning classes. And there’s much transportation to help those who don’t have a car and need to go to doctors or the grocery store. I have more friends here than I ever had before I came. You can’t be lonely or bored here unless you choose to be. Ed K.

November 2018

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Charlotte L Wilson

I love Friendship Village. I first learned about the Village years ago when I was a longtime Hospice of the Valley volunteer. I knew then that is where I wanted to spend my last years! And I did ‘t want to wait too long. Waiting is very risky as it’s very possible to develop a condition which could disqualify you for a Life. Contract! This is of great value and rare among care facilities! I moved into the Village when I was 75. Inasmuch as you are given a year to settle in and know this is where you want to live ... or not and therefore get your entry fee back, there is little reason to hesitate. I moved into the Village the end of December 2006 and have never regretted it for a minute, in fact as the years go on I love it ever more.

November 2018

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Diana Gilmore

I have now been a resident for two years and though it took a while to adapt to the new lifestyle, FVT has more then exceeded my expectations. The opportunities to become active in our community or the community at large are many and varied. Personally, I am enjoying the people and facilities to continue my creative pursuits. In addition, the administration both actively encourages and listens to resident feedback. Friendship Village is a great place to live.

November 2018

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Tim Crowley

I am a resident who moved in at 64 four years ago. Friendship Village offers all the benefits of home ownership with none of the headaches. It is also managed (for over 30 years) by Life Care Services, a fantastic giant in the industry. Every day is a day of vacation. "Won't you be my neighbor?"

November 2018

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Betty Graber

We moved here two and 1/2 years ago. It is all we hoped for. Everyone is so friendly. We have not had to use many of the health facilities yet but listening to other people we feel that we will be well taken care of.

October 2018

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Tara Griffin

Everyone is friendly. EVERYONE. Every staff person from security to cooks to housekeeping and everyone else I cant remember to list right now The residents are also friendly and there are so many activities! Hobbies, arts, crafts, excursions - When they say ACTIVE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY this is the place that comes to mind. You wont regret moving here!

October 2018

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Jean Higgins

great staff, friendly people, lots of activities

June 2018

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Gail Nicoll

I have not regretted coming here. It is a perfect solution for me. Everyone has been exceptionally kind. Soon after I came here I had a healthcare problem and was admitted to the Health Center for 10 days. The staff were so lovely and looked after me in a professional manner. So not for one minute have I regretted coming here. What a great staff we have that look after our needs and our facility.

June 2018

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Gail Nicoll

It is very nice and they have many things for the residents to do. I think the food and computers should be better.

June 2018

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Marina Mcisaac

It just keeps getting better! We have lived here for 6 years and somehow the Village continues to exceed our expectations. Dining venues expand, new menus appear, more activities are offered to keep us fit, and Happy Hour entertainment and refreshments keep us happy! When we have needed nursing help, our caring staff has been there for us to help relieve our worries. To take our minds off the summer heat, we have Root Beer Floats and movies, bus trips to air conditioned restaurants, concerts and shopping, and a wonderful 24 hour fitness center where we can swim under the stars. All this without having to do housework, house repairs or yard work . Our great-grandchildren are right when they tell their friends that we live in a resort. We are so glad that we moved in while we could still be active and enjoy all that the Village has to offer.

June 2018

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Geri R Hall

We moved to "The Village" seven months ago. The sales staff is excellent and the The Village did everything possible to enable a smooth transition, including helping us with light remodeling to make sure the apartment met our needs There are four things about The Village that make is stand above the competition 1) the activity program is enormous with studios for art, jewelry, and a whole host of other fun. There is also a strong encouragement to participate in fitness opportunities. 2) The food is diverse and excellent with three great choices of venues; 3) The health care/continuing care options are top notch and included in the buy-in; and 4) The Village and staff are a real community filled with mostly happy and satisfied people. The staff is dedicated to assuring residents a pleasant and stimulating Village experience. Residents are encouraged to be friendly and, it just works! The staff also offers opportunistic for a large number for volunteer and to participate / Finally, there was no question that I woudl be moving pets in with me. Life is very very good at The Village!

June 2018

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Florence Levesque

I've been an employee here for almost five years and couldn't imagine working anywhere else! The family and homelike atmosphere here is unlike any other. The residents and employees are family, and we love them and they love us! So stop by and check us out

June 2018

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Florence Levesque

My husband and I moved here 8 years ago and found complete security and comfort. Repairs are only a call away, the apartment is cleaned every two weeks and life is so easy. Our children were pleased to see us in a comfortable, secure environment where they would not have to worry about us. We got rid of our car about three years ago and found with the transportation provided here we could get along just fine without it. My husband died in Oct 2016 and my neighbors were so very helpful. A terrific place to live.

June 2018

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Sandra Auer

This retirement community is truly a Village! People are not only friendly but also have lived very interesting lives, are youthful, active and engaging. Though our offspring were shocked when we chose to move here they too have come to realize just how good a move it has been. No worries about security and when something needs fixing in our cottage, we pick up the phone and a fixer arrives pronto! Plus the meals we consume at the restaurants are excellent. In fact, the same semi that delivers meat, fish and produce to local grocery stores delivers to FV. Salads and veggies could only be fresher if we grew them ourselves! An Olympic size pool and fitness center on-site make for ease of regular exercise. We moved here early and have NO regrets. Come early. Live well and long.

June 2018

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Lois Lorenz

Ive lived at Friendship Village about a year and a half. The people -- those who live here, the management, and the staff -- are wonderful: interesting, involved, and enthusiastic individuals. It is a truely inclusive, friendly, and welcoming community. While I loved my house, I so do NOT miss the responsibilities of home ownership! For me, moving in before I needed to has been an excellent decision. Cant recommend it more! 5 stars

June 2018

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Sandra Auer

The Arbor and Terrace of Ruston is truly a blessing to so many individuals whom need to live surrounded by a caring and qualified staff. The facility is beautiful and well maintained. My sister lived there for almost ten years.

October 2017

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Velma Goheen Finnern

If you are looking for a place that feels like home Sweetbriar is the place for your family member. The staff is excellent. They treat the residents like family.

May 2017

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Stephanie L Koppenhafer

It's a nice place. My mom is happy.

April 2017

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Carol Massey

I have lived here 2 1/2 yrs. and can't possibly participate in everything they have to offer. The residents and the staff always have a happy greeting and everyone so helpful. And if you can't find something good on one of the menus, you just aren't trying. My children are so-o-o appreciate that I made the decision for myself and I have never regretted giving up all the hassle of owning my own home.

March 2017

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Casey Jackson

We just returned home from a wonderful week-long visit with my amazing Grandparents in Friendship Village and I have joy in my heart as I regale our lovely stay. The property itself is very well kept and offers a number of amenities that my whole family enjoyed, including a well-equipped 24/hr gym, a large heated lap pool, a library with a good movie selection and a billiard room. As self-proclaimed "Foodies" we felt spoiled by the delicious culinary delights offered up by James and the other talented chefs and soux chefs in the Village Cafe and at the Courtyard buffet, and enjoying our meals on the outside patio was an absolute treat! The staff overall were very kind and professional and made us feel welcome. But, most importantly, it was so great to see that my Grandparents are enjoying this time in their lives and the comforts provided by Friendship Village. They deserve every happiness and it's comforting to see them in such a fine place. Thanks so much to you all, for all that you do! We look forward to the next opportunity we get to come back for a visit!

October 2016

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Jacque Smith

Lakeside Manor is owned and operated by Dan and Elaine Bailey. They have been married for over 30 years and are well aware of family dynamics and how they change over the course of time especially when a family member becomes aged and/or suffers from Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s reassuring to know the Baileys, along with their Facility Manager, Johanna Allen, are at a place that provides excellent care and compassion needed for peace of mind. Dan is a wonderful teacher who continues to help the patients and their families manage the ongoing challenges and Elaine makes the facility so comfortable and pays attention to Holidays it feels just like “home.” If you are looking to place your loved one in a new home to appropriately and happily meet their needs Lakeside Manor should be on your list to highly consider.

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Friendship Village Tempe Amenities and Services

Amenities

  • Diverse amenities

Services

  • Numerous services

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Friendship Village Tempe Housing and Staff

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Staff

  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurses

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