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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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
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...Read More »
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)...Read More »
Posted May 12, 2016
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
Posted Apr 25, 2016
It’s no secret that music is universal, bridging the gap between languages, ethnicity, religions, backgrounds and generations. With this in mind, an intergenerational choir concert was put together, featuring the voices of middle school students from Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg,...Read More »
Posted Apr 22, 2016
In celebration of Earth Day, Herb Demmel was recognized for his work in land stewardship and forest restoration. Herb, who has been a resident of Friendship Village Schaumburg since 2003, is a long time volunteer in prairie and woodland restoration. Through the years, he has volunteered with Kane...Read More »
Posted Apr 21, 2016
Visit any senior living community across the country and there is one topic that’s on everyone’s lips…food! Everyone has an opinion on a community’s food, but Chicago’s most renowned retirement community is taking big steps to make sure you love what you eat.
Friendship Village recently contracted...Read More »
Posted Apr 20, 2016
Friendship Village resident Kris Howard Jensen was recognized by Mayor Al Larsen at the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Village of Schaumburg. Kris was responsible for bringing the “New Life for Old Bags” program to the community and, as Jeannette Magdaleno, Friendship...Read More »
Posted Mar 30, 2016
Friendship Village Schaumburg hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, April 12th 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...Read More »
Posted Mar 28, 2016
The Office of Naval Research reports that 400,000 engineers will be needed in the near future. However the U.S. has fallen from 3rd to 17th place in the world in terms of the number of college graduates in engineering programs.
Addressing a dearth of young people in the U.S. pursuing careers in...Read More »
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