Friendship Manner History


Friendship Manor is a monument to the courage and vision of the members of these four congregations:

Congregation Kol Ami

First Congregational Church

First Unitarian Church

Utah Association of the United Church of Christ

Together they manifested their concern for the elderly citizens of the community by serving as the original and continuing sponsors of the first building facility in the city dedicated to the needs of retirement living.



Friendship Manor


Friendship Manor was established over 40 years ago with the goal of providing affordable, safe, and sanitary housing for the elderly over 62 and the disabled.  Friendship Manor is a HUD subsidized, non-profit, equal housing opportunity facility and one of the first in the country planned for older persons of all economic backgrounds.

The problem of housing for the increasing number of our elderly over the age of 62 years has in recent years become a major concern to society.  Medicare, by prolonging their healthful years, has contributed to the growing pressure for more and better facilities to take care of the special needs of active older persons.

Sociological changes in family life have eliminated the need for keeping the "old family home" for future generations.  Young families have acquired a new mobility.  Seldom in this technological age can they remain for long in the ancestral home.

It is for the parent or parents, left alone when children are gone, that Friendship Manor was conceived.  It provides a little less space and more convenience, a little less time for housekeeping and more time for leisure, a little less loneliness and more companionship, with privacy, security and pleasant surroundings thrown in.  It provides a way of life for people - by people who care about other people.

Tamarack Property Management Co.

Tamarack Property Management Company is a professional property management company retained by the owners of Friendship Manor and is granted authority to implement the Owner’s operations plans. As a management agent TPMC follows governmental rules and regulations including building, zoning and health codes as well as statutes regarding fair housing requirements.

As part of the management process an on-site manager is employed who is also granted authority to implement Rules and Regulations, coordinate day to day community operations and to communicate with all residents. The on-site manager is your link to TPMC should you have questions.










Friendship Manor does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504:

Kathy Kaufman
Tamarack Property Management Co.
2929 3rd Avenue North, Suite 538
Billings, Montana 59101
TDD: 711 Phone: (406) 252-3773


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