Feed Your Spirit

Friendship Village in Schaumburg is proud to sponsor the second annual Wellness Experience for Seniors: Feed Your Spirit. The event will feature a vendor exposition, educational sessions, a keynote speaker, lunch, and free raffles and giveaways. Sponsored by Friendship Village in collaboration with Elderwerks Educational Services, The Wellness Experience will be held at The Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates on October 4 from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

"Friendship Village is a leader in senior housing. Our responsibility as a leader, is to share, and this is a way for us to share information, resources, lifelong learning opportunities and products and services targeted to older adults to help promote health and wellness. This has been our vision in putting this event together,” said Dean Dellaria, director of sales at Friendship Village.

The exposition will feature more than 25 vendors focusing on products and services for older adults. The concurrent educational sessions, conducted by industry leaders, will cover topics that are especially relevant to seniors including 10 Destinations Every American Should See, Having a Say in Your Future, Managing a Healthy Balanced Life, and more.

Dellaria will present Senior Living 101. “There are so many different options and a lot of new terminology out there that’s hard to decipher. Our objective is to help navigate all of the information available so that people can be well informed,” said Dellaria. “We hear from people that they have so many questions. We try to anticipate anything they may want to know so that we can help them to understand the answers. We’ll discuss topics including what options are available to seniors, rental vs. life care communities, not-for-profit vs. profit, the differences between independent living, assisted living, memory support, and skilled care, and more.”

The keynote address will be delivered by speaker/life coach Nancy Belda who will present The Success Principles

“Our mantra at Friendship Village is 'Get Set'. This program, which was developed with purpose of promoting health and wellness for seniors, supports that, and is the first step in a journey to help prepare for the next chapter of our lives," said Dellaria.

The Wellness Experience will take place at Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, 2401 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates on October 4 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided to the first 300 attendees. On-line registration is required at www.FriendshipVillage.org/events/live-well-feed-your-spirit-get-inspired. For additional information call 847-220-5036.

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