Friends Homes at Guilford is located at 925 Guilford College Road, just across the street from Guilford College. The 20-acre campus started with 24 homes in 1968 and has continued to thrive and expand over the last 48 years. The parent non-profit group, Friends Homes, Inc., has been around since 1958, when it was founded by the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Friends are also known as Quakers and the Quakers settled in Greensboro early in our history. Wholeness, togetherness, and camaraderie are examples of the friendly, Quaker principles. Hence the reason that so much in Greensboro has the name "friend" in it. Friendly Acres, Friendly Center, Friendly Road, to name a few examples.
When we were on site photographing, yesterday, several people talked to us. Residents had a friendly awareness of the fact that we were wandering around their campus. The facility has beautiful landscapes and common areas. Residents who are still living independently put considerable effort into individualizing their space and attracting birds to their sitting areas. Below, you see a few examples. Today is ABC Wednesday and for our 2016 Alphabet Series, "F" is for "Friends," where every day feels like an episode from the old TV show "Cheers" and everyone knows your name!