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Good News
Good News
Posted Dec 13, 2011

Good news regarding the economy translates directly to good news at Friendship Village of Schaumburg. “Home sales are improving, retail is up, the economy and unemployment is improving. It’s all a move in the right direction, and we’re starting to reap some of the benefits with the best sales...

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Starry Nights at Friendship Village
Starry Nights at Friendship Village
Posted Dec 11, 2011

Friendship Village is looking especially beautiful these days, thanks to a painting created by Tiffani McCann. Tiffani is the very talented wife of lifestyles director Mike McCann. Tiffani painted her own beautiful rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Nights on the mirror in the fitness...

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Project Linus Volunteers Receive Support
Project Linus Volunteers Receive Support
Posted Dec 09, 2011

Friendship Village’s Project Linus volunteers are receiving some help from an unexpected, but well-appreciated source. KarlHeintz Megger, a second grade student at Michael Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg is launching a drive to collect supplies for the Friendship Village team of...

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Always Learning/Always Teaching
Always Learning/Always Teaching
Posted Dec 08, 2011

It’s a well-established truth at Friendship Village that our residents never cease wanting to learn. Taking that a step further, we’ve observed that many of our residents never stop wanting to teach or share their experiences and knowledge. Earlier this fall, Friendship Village announced the...

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Honoring an 800 Year Tradition
Honoring an 800 Year Tradition
Posted Nov 30, 2011

Friendship Senior Options honored an 800 year tradition through its own 14 year tradition. On September 30, FSO held its 14th Annual Sterling Friendship Dinner. The event pays tribute to persons who embody the highest ideals of older adult living, and personify the positive aspects of aging. This...

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Friendship Village Professionals Share Their Knowledge
Friendship Village Professionals Share Their Knowledge
Posted Nov 15, 2011

Friendship Village lifestyles director Michael McCann and chaplain Shawn Kafader will be teaching their program entitled Exploring the Male Journey: Understanding Your Past-Choosing Your Future at the Institute for Continued Learning of Roosevelt University early next year.

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Friendship Village’s Halloween Happenings
Friendship Village’s Halloween Happenings
Posted Oct 31, 2011

Residents have had a howling good time over the past weeks, as they’ve enjoyed the celebration of Halloween. Highlights of the Halloween happenings include the following:

On Tuesday, October 25, Friendship Village lifestyies director Michael McCann presented Chicago Ghosts and the Macabre:...

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Friendship Village Hits the Airwaves
Friendship Village Hits the Airwaves
Posted Oct 19, 2011

On Thursday, August 4, Friendship Village staff and residents took to the airwaves. Lifestyles director Michael McCann and residents Ruby Hirakawa and Tom Carroll were the on-air guests of Sue Billings Zawacki of Aging Info Radio on station WJJG. The hour-long show was about the vibrant and...

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Residents Try SCUBA
Residents Try SCUBA
Posted Oct 19, 2011

Nine divers explored the deepest regions of the Aquatic Center pool as they participated in the third Try SCUBA program at Friendship Village. Don Milliken and his staff from Above and Under Water introduced the residents to the underwater wonder of SCUBA diving and snorkeling. The program is an...

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Friendship Village’s Very Own Painted Ladies
Friendship Village’s Very Own Painted Ladies
Posted Oct 01, 2011

Over the past several years, Friendship Village has carefully cultivated a butterfly garden. Focusing on specially selected plants known to attract butterflies, our garden is thriving and fragrant and beautiful. Unfortunately, it hasn’t attracted butterflies.

In order to solve this dilemma, the...

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Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing
Posted Sep 30, 2011

On Father’s Day, rain clouds disappeared and the sun came out as participants in the monthly Men’s Group Program were treated to a day of fishing, thanks to The Briarwood Activity Department. There were 12 total fish caught, with one resident alone having caught five of them.

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Residents Celebrate Oktoberfest at Friendship Village
Residents Celebrate Oktoberfest at Friendship Village
Posted Sep 28, 2011

A gluckliche zeit (good time), was had by all. Friendship Village of Schaumburg celebrated its annual Oktoberfest on Friday, September 23. More than 200 residents attended the fun-filled event.

The Oktoberfest festivities started with a traditional (root)beer chugging contest and strudel...

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Exercising the Mind for Brain Fitness Day
Exercising the Mind for Brain Fitness Day
Posted Sep 19, 2011

Experts agree that a great way to enhance mental well-being and memory is by exercising the mind to keep it strong and healthy. On Tuesday, July 12, Friendship Village held our Brain Fitness Day, an entire day devoted to promoting activities that have long-term health benefits for the brain.

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Hands Across the Village
Hands Across the Village
Posted Sep 16, 2011

On Friday, September 9th, Friendship Village hosted a special event commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and memorializing those who gave their lives. The memorial drew more than 200 people including residents of Friendship Village, Illinois State Representatives, Schaumburg Village...

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Friendship Village Promotes Lifelong Learning
Friendship Village Promotes Lifelong Learning
Posted Sep 09, 2011

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Friendship Village of Schaumburg will launch its In-House Schoolhouse program beginning on Tuesday, September 20. The lifelong learning program is coordinated and taught by Friendship Village residents, based on specific areas of interest and expertise.

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District 54 Claims Friendship Village as “Super Partner”
District 54 Claims Friendship Village as “Super Partner”
Posted Jul 13, 2011

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Residents and staff from Friendship Village of Schaumburg received a Super Partner Award from School District 54 for their ongoing involvement with Herbert Hoover Elementary School. The award was given at the 16th annual School/Community Partnership Breakfast held at Mead Jr. High....

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