Tag Archive: friendship

A Valuable Friendship

By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom answered, who proceeded to share […]

Friendship is a Bridge to Well-Being

By: Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident (Excerpt from July 25, 2017 article published in the Birches Blog) Why are some people so desperately lonely? The reasons are many. Social isolation because of physical impairment, the loss of one’s job, a sense of uselessness when old age deprives a person of skills that were once a part of everyday life, […]