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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

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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Resident’s Work Featured in Major Art Exhibit
Resident’s Work Featured in Major Art Exhibit
Posted Feb 06, 2016

Peggy Pelletteiri of Friendship lived her dream, as her artwork was featured in a new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Titled The Art of Connection, the exhibit showcases the work created and overseen by 29 interns enrolled in the Master of Art Therapy program at the School of the Art...

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1,300 Years and Counting…
1,300 Years and Counting…
Posted Jan 26, 2016

More than 1,300 years were celebrated, as Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored its 13 centenarian residents at the retirement community’s 39th anniversary. “It’s becoming increasingly common for people to reach the age of 100 or more, and we have more than a dozen centenarian residents at...

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Friendship Village Observes Martin Luther King Day
Friendship Village Observes Martin Luther King Day
Posted Jan 20, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service.  Residents and staff of the retirement community made more than 225 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and then assembled brown bag lunches which included a handwritten...

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Friendship Village to Host Unity Gathering
Friendship Village to Host Unity Gathering
Posted Jan 05, 2016

Friendship Village of Schaumburg is hosting the Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Clergy Association’s annual Unity of Faith Gathering on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 

The Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Clergy Association is an interfaith group which meets monthly to discuss topics including world...

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New Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s Eve Party
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Ring in the New Year at our celebration featuring live musical entertainment by Robert and Sandy Olivera. Refreshments and punch will be served, BYOB for mixed drinks. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information call Donna at 847-843-4254.

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Residents Discuss the Budget Crisis in Illinois
Residents Discuss the Budget Crisis in Illinois
Posted Dec 19, 2015

On Monday, December 14th, Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman of the 56th District, and State Senator Laura Murphy of the 28th District, visited Friendship Village to discuss the Illinois budget crisis. In a Town Hall meeting coordinated and moderated by a Friendship Village resident,...

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Star Wars Celebration at Friendship Village
Star Wars Celebration at Friendship Village
Posted Dec 17, 2015

Well before the release of what’s to be the latest Star Wars blockbuster film, residents of Friendship Village honored the iconic movie series.  On December 8th, the community held an all day celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a themed event observed in virtually every department. ...

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Friendship Village Celebrates Old Blue Eyes
Friendship Village Celebrates Old Blue Eyes
Posted Dec 10, 2015

Residents of Friendship Village had a weeklong celebration in anticipation of what would have been the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra. “Many of the residents here grew up with Frank Sinatra. He has lots of fans living here and we were excited to help them celebrate the Chairman of the Board,” said...

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Friendship Village Volunteers Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Friendship Village Volunteers Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Posted Nov 24, 2015

An unlikely combination of recycled plastic shopping bags in the hands of philanthropic seniors, is resulting in a way for homeless people to have a more dignified and comfortable night’s sleep.

Residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg have launched a new initiative whereby they are...

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Ladies Crochet Mats for the Homeless
Ladies Crochet Mats for the Homeless
Posted Nov 20, 2015

Friendship Village residents are crocheting sleeping mats for the homeless as well as helping out the enviroment.
NBC 5 Art Norman reports.

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Director of Nursing Named to Prestigious State Board
Director of Nursing Named to Prestigious State Board
Posted Oct 24, 2015

Friendship Senior Options is pleased to announce that Pam Blatter has been appointed to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Long Term Care Facility Advisory Board. Pam is the director of nursing for Briarwood Healthcare at Friendship Village of Schaumburg and interim director of nursing for...

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Promoting Resident-Driven Programming
Promoting Resident-Driven Programming
Posted Oct 13, 2015

When Kenn Piotrowski expressed interest in adding a Tai Chi class at Friendship Village in Schaumburg, they didn't hire someone or direct staff members to come up with a program. Instead, they empowered him to teach it himself. Friendship Village is a complete continuum of care retirement community...

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Friendship Village to Hold Annual Silver Games
Friendship Village to Hold Annual Silver Games
Posted Sep 08, 2015

Predictions are that Friendship Village’s eighth annual Silver Games will be the most successful to date.  On September 10th-11th and 14th-16th, approximately 350 participants ages 62 and over, will be competing in more than 32 events including quarterback toss, seated floor hockey, soccer...

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Friendship Village’s Got Talent
Friendship Village’s Got Talent
Posted Aug 30, 2015

They drummed, danced, sang and strutted their stuff as residents of Friendship Village participated in the community's annual talent show on August 20 and 21.

"I am constantly amazed at the talent of many of our residents. Some of them have professional vocal and instrumental experience, and...

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Dedicated Volunteer Honored
Dedicated Volunteer Honored
Posted Aug 05, 2015

Friendship Village resident Carolyn McClure received the prestigious President's Volunteer Service Award from HandsOn Suburban Chicago, for her work through Senior Corps-RSVP. Carolyn who lives in Friendship Village's independent residence neighborhood, received the award for the work that she...

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