2019 Community Headlines

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.