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The Secret Garden Project: Watch Our Progress Through Our Photos
The Secret Garden Project: Watch Our Progress Through Our Photos
Posted Jun 10, 2013 in News & Events » Community News

Residents of Willows Assisted Living now have a beautiful new garden to enjoy, thanks to the completion of the with renovation of the Secret Garden.

The first Capital Campaign Project of the Friendship Senior Service Foundation, the Secret Garden completes the Campus Master Plan’s initiative to...

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Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air
Posted Jul 08, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Article as seen in Chicago Tribune, June PrimeTime

Dan Zelazek (87) and Jean Sargeant (90) live 775 feet away from each other. “I know this because I have measurements of all of the hallways,” said Dan. “I walk a quarter of a mile back and forth to see her,” he said adding that the jaunt...

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Friendship Village Residents Scaling New Heights
Friendship Village Residents Scaling New Heights
Posted Jun 25, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Residents of Friendship Village have earned some distinguished bragging rights. On Thursday, May 29th, eight individuals, ages 76-86, became the oldest people to scale the rock climbing walls at Lifetime Fitness in Schaumburg.  “I didn’t tell my kids that I was doing this today.  They would have...

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Friendship Village Hosts Second Amerifest
Friendship Village Hosts Second Amerifest
Posted Jun 25, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

The weather cooperated and visitors came out in droves to attend Friendship Village's second Amerifest celebrating all things American.  The fun event began with a country fair buffet meal with music by "Elvis". After dinner, Amerifest featured outdoor games, BINGO, a classic car show with music...

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Cybercycling Comes to Friendship Village
Cybercycling Comes to Friendship Village
Posted Jun 03, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

They can navigate speedways, explore China, traverse forests and even chase dragons, all without leaving their home. Friendship Village’s CyberCycles have enticed residents, to love exercising. The high-tech exergame equipment features more than 40 virtual destinations, games, challenges and...

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Strawberry and Feta Summer Salad
Strawberry and Feta Summer Salad
Posted May 22, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Summer salads are always a quick and easy meal. This strawberry and feta salad is sure to please everyone, and it's one of the favorite dishes of residents at Friendship Village.

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 serving

  • 1 tablespoon and 1-3/4 teaspoons slivered almonds
  • 1/4 clove...
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Residents Visit Hines VA
Residents Visit Hines VA
Posted May 12, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

It’s becoming a treasured tradition.  Late last month, residents from Friendship Village of Schaumburg visited veterans at Edward Hines VA Hospital.  This is the second consecutive year in which they have visited and they plan on making it an annual event.

Friendship Village is a continuing...

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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Posted May 11, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

More than 100 residents attended Friendship Village's Arabian Nights festivities on May 9th.  The event began with a traditional Arabian open market selling items which included jewelry, flowers, pillows, magic carpets, paintings and more.  The evening celebration began with an Arabian dinner,...

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Chaplain Shawn Kafader Featured in Multi-Media Piece
Chaplain Shawn Kafader Featured in Multi-Media Piece
Posted Apr 25, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Photo journalist Mark Welsh of The Daily Herald spent several days with Friendship Village's Chaplain Shawn Kafader. The resulting multi-media piece captured Shawn's kindness, compassion and connection with Briarwood Healthcare residents as he visited and ministered to them.  Click here to view...

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Friendship Village Honors Volunteers
Friendship Village Honors Volunteers
Posted Apr 15, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village Schaumburg hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, April 8th for National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The event honored community members who come to Friendship Village to volunteer, in addition to Friendship Village residents who volunteer on campus as...

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Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems
Posted Mar 31, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Kris Howard Jensen was a featured speaker at the Hidden Gems in Our Community event on March 22nd.  The resident of Friendship Village talked about her tenure on the board of directors for Harper College from its early beginnings. “ Kris spoke on how her desire to serve people in the community...

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Friendship Village Wins Fourth Consecutive Readers’ Choice Award for Daily Herald
Friendship Village Wins Fourth Consecutive Readers’ Choice Award for Daily Herald
Posted Mar 21, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva were both named as Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities in the Chicagoland area in Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.


Friendship Senior Options is the parent...

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Driver to the Stars
Driver to the Stars
Posted Mar 20, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

His experience as a driver to Hollywood stars prepared him to be a driver to the stars of Friendship Village.  Fred Garcia, who has been working at Friendship Village as a security officer and driver for the past two years, was formerly a chauffeur in New York. There, he said, he drove the stars...

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Friendship Village Hosts Wellness Fair
Friendship Village Hosts Wellness Fair
Posted Mar 14, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village teamed up with more than 30 area businesses, organizations and associations to share important health and fitness information at the 7th Annual Wellness Fair on March 18th.  Attendees had the opportunity to get blood sugar and blood pressure testing, reflexology, proper shoe...

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Friendship Village Among the Very Best
Friendship Village Among the Very Best
Posted Mar 03, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village of Schaumburg’s Briarwood Healthcare Center has been reported as being one of the best nursing homes in the country by “U.S. News and World Report”. This prestigious honor is awarded to only the top nursing homes, providing high quality and attentive care. “Our commitment is to...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Offers Academic Scholarships
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Offers Academic Scholarships
Posted Feb 20, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

The Friendship Senior Options Foundation has announced  the launch of its new scholarship program, offering four exceptional students graduating high school the opportunity  to receive a $500 scholarship to college.

Stephen A. Yenchek, President and CEO, explained the organization’s commitment...

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