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Posted Dec 19, 2011
Several residents of Friendship Village of Schaumburg are now able to greet each other by saying "Nǐ Hǎo" (pronounced Nee HaOW), a greeting meaning "hello" in Chinese. It's just one of the many words and phrases they're learning in an eight-week Chinese language and culture class being taught...Read More »
Posted Dec 18, 2011
In a stunning upset, the Wii bowling team of Friendship Village took first place in the DuPage County Wii Bowling Tournament which included competitors from eight retirement communities. Ironically, Cook County-based Friendship Village team was the only one not in fact from DuPage County.
The...Read More »
Posted Dec 14, 2011
Religion is not synonymous with spirituality according to Reverend Shawn Kafader, a chaplain at Friendship Village. “In my own voice, I believe that every person has spirituality, whether or not they are aware of it. Spirituality is the part of us that connects with something beyond ourselves....Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.
Mike and Shawn...Read More »
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:...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.
“I am really glad...Read More »
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...Read More »
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....Read More »
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