Friends House Retirement Community

Friends House, Inc. and Friends Nursing Home, Inc. plan to merge into Friends House Retirement Community (“Friends House”) in the autumn of 2017. Friends House provides housing, health care services, and other services to persons 60 years of age or older. Friends House is governed by a self-appointed 14 to 19 member Board of Directors. At least 60 percent of the Directors must be members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) is invited to nominate three persons to be approved by the Friends House Board of Directors. Beginning in 2017, BYM may nominate one person each year for a three-year, once renewable term. A renewed term counts as that year’s nomination. No more than three directors will be BYM nominees at any one time. BYM nominees will be named at the Spring Interim Meeting. If approved by the Friends House Board, the approved Director would begin their term the following September.

BYM will not consider current Friends House Board Directors for nomination in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Directors attend regular meetings of the Board, participate in Board committees, and help keep the Yearly Meeting informed of the work of the Board in operating a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

Friends House, Inc. and Friends House Nursing Home were originally established in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

Contact Information
Mailing address: 17340 Quaker Lane
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Telephone: 301-924-5100
Website: friends-house.com