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Tandem Troupe Builds Confidence

Tandem Troupe Builds Confidence

Meryl Streep once said, “Acting is not about being different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” Self-discovery and confidence building are at the heart of Friends Life Community’s Performing Arts Program. Under...

Creating Opportunities

Creating Opportunities

By: Waverly Ann Harris Often, when I am sitting with a new family in my office, they share a similar story with me. It is a story of their adult child being underestimated, being discounted, being forgotten, or lacking opportunities. Since the time of their child’s...

Works in Tandem 2018

Works in Tandem 2018

Works in Tandem, held December 1st at Main Street Gallery, was a collaborative art exhibit with the University School of Nashville. It explored what it means to engage creatively, in tandem, in a space where everyone belongs. “It’s really been such a joyful experience...

Service Learning Spotlight: Meals on Wheels

“Helping other people is what I enjoy the most at Friends Life,” says Bradley, a participant in Friends Life Community’s Day Program. Each week, Bradley and his peers participate in Friends Life Community’s Service Learning curriculum, where the Friends volunteer for...

#SolarEclipse2017

Now that was a day for the books! #SolarEclipse2017 was unlike anything we could have imagined. In fact, it was better. We were thrilled that we spent this indescribably event with some of our favorite people in the world: our Friends and staff. Check out all of our...

Kempton Presley: “Coming Home”

by Kempton Presley, PharmMD, Board Chair I first visited Friends Life Community about four years ago when I felt myself being drawn in by an event they were hosting on their property. At the time, I had no idea what Friends Life Community represented; yet, the...

Staff Feature: Community Art at Friends Life Community

by Sarah Blosser, M.A., Program Specialist: Teaching Artist, Community Art   In the global scope, Community Art has many facets. It is often defined broadly, and each practitioner facilitates based on the needs of the community they are working with. This...