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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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Teaching and Learning at All Ages: Residents Learn Mandarin from Teenage Instructor
Teaching and Learning at All Ages: Residents Learn Mandarin from Teenage Instructor
Posted Sep 28, 2016

Maegan Jong has learned at a very young age about "the importance and beauty of sharing and learning." The 15-year old resident of Palatine spent the summer teaching Mandarin to residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg.

Maegan, who is a sophomore at William Fremd High School explained that...

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Friendship Village Celebrates Ninth Annual Silver Games
Friendship Village Celebrates Ninth Annual Silver Games
Posted Sep 18, 2016

Friendship Village’s 9th Annual Silver Games were the most successful to date, drawing approximately 400 participants competing in almost 30 different events over the course of five days. The event features friendly competition for individuals ages 62 and over to encourage exercise of both the...

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Friendship Village Residents Strut Their Stuff
Friendship Village Residents Strut Their Stuff
Posted Sep 07, 2016

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

"I am constantly amazed at the talent of many of our residents. Some of them have professional vocal and instrumental experience, and are so generous is sharing it...

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New Friendship Village Chaplain Journeys Along Residents of All Faiths
New Friendship Village Chaplain Journeys Along Residents of All Faiths
Posted Aug 28, 2016

“I’m not a garb girl,” said Rev. Caryn Baham, new chaplain at Friendship Village.  Replacing Chaplain Richard Oas, who retired after 12 years of service at Friendship Village, Chaplain Caryn is not one to wear clerical robes or stoles.  Nor is she one to preach, proselytize or try to change minds. ...

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Resident on the Go!
Resident on the Go!
Posted Aug 23, 2016

He still works, fishes, plays tennis and swims.  New to his repertoire however are working out, rock climbing, iFly indoor skydiving and Wii bowling.  Allan Dalgleish, affectionately known as Big Al, moved to Friendship Village Schaumburg four years ago, and is using his free time to enjoy long...

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Residents Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Residents Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Posted Aug 02, 2016

In the spirit of Hero Week at Friendship Village, our residents volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, July 27th. Together with other volunteers, we packed 99 boxes of food. This will provide 21,384 meals to children in Haiti who would suffer from hunger and malnutrition if not for...

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Celebrating Superheroes
Celebrating Superheroes
Posted Jul 22, 2016

Sparkle, Shimmer and Dazzle Woman’s super power is helping to make the world a more beautiful place.

Greek Goddess, Dancing Queen, Star Man, Bright Hope Lady... These are but a few of the names of a group of superheroes in the western suburbs, empowered to have a tremendous positive impact on...

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Residents Giving Back
Residents Giving Back
Posted Jul 13, 2016

“Volunteer work and ‘giving back’ to the community is so important and such an integral part of the lives of so many of our residents,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, manager of lifelong learning and volunteers for Friendship Village. With the spirit of philanthropy in mind, Magdaleno has planned two...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Invests in Our Youth
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Invests in Our Youth
Posted Jul 12, 2016

Friendship Senior Options Foundation has awarded scholarships to five outstanding graduating high school seniors. Madison Astling and Jessica Kock, both from Batavia High School, and Margarita Ramirez from Schaumburg High School received Associate Scholarships, meaning that they work at GreenFields...

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Friendship Village Celebrates Amerifest
Friendship Village Celebrates Amerifest
Posted Jun 23, 2016

It was a celebration of all things American as Friendship Village held its annual Amerifest.  The event, which has become a favorite of the residents of the retirement community, paid adage to times gone by, with entertainment, games, food and more.

Amerifest began with a country fair-style buffet...

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Octogenarian Makes Baseball History with Schaumburg Boomers
Octogenarian Makes Baseball History with Schaumburg Boomers
Posted Jun 15, 2016

Making baseball history, Velma Robinson of Friendship Village has been appointed an honorary player for the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team.  The octogenarian, who is a resident of Friendship Village, spent a day practicing with the team last week, showing off her impressive on-the-field prowess. ...

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Resident Recognized for Conservation Practices
Resident Recognized for Conservation Practices
Posted Jun 07, 2016

On May 23rd, Friendship Village resident Herb Demmel was presented with a Conservation@Home certification by the Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT). The certification recognizes the efforts of Herb, and Friendship Village’s support of a remnant of property known as Sarah’s Grove. Friendship...

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Veterans on the Air!
Veterans on the Air!
Posted May 26, 2016

Five veterans, who are residents at Friendship Village in Schaumburg, will talk about their military experience on a special Memorial Day segment of Midwest Ballroom on WDCB radio 90.9 FM.

Midwest Ballroom typically features jazz and orchestral music. Each year however, host John Russell (Ghrist)...

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Meet Chef Rob Campbell
Meet Chef Rob Campbell
Posted May 12, 2016

Rob Campbell
Executive Chef, Friendship Village
Cooking is in his blood, but his approach to food is uniquely his own.

Ever since Chef Rob was a young boy he had a love for food. Part of a huge Scottish-Italian family, he and his brother helped his grandmother – whom he calls an unbelievable cook...

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Friendship Village Earns Prestigious Readers Choice Award
Friendship Village Earns Prestigious Readers Choice Award
Posted Apr 29, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities, Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva, were both named “Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities” in the Chicagoland area’s Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.

Friendship Senior...

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