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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 Jun 20, 2017
It was a celebration of all things American as Friendship Village held its annual Amerifest on June 15th. 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 special...Read More »
Posted Jun 06, 2017
On Saturday, June 3rd, children with Down syndrome were knighted in celebration of their completion of a swimming initiative. Friendship Village in Schaumburg provided their pool and their residents for this unique program called Little Knights,
Friendship Village has a state-of-art aquatic...Read More »
Posted May 19, 2017
Friendship Village in Schaumburg is proud to introduce its inaugural Wellness Experience for seniors. The event will feature a vendor exposition, educational sessions, a keynote speaker, lunch, and free raffles and giveaways. Sponsored by Friendship Village in collaboration with Harper College...Read More »
Posted May 16, 2017
“Have I told you how much I love this job?” is a question Karen Kay has asked her husband several times since taking on her new position as director of the Friendship Senior Options Foundation. The fundraising arm of Friendship Senior Options, managing company of senior living communities...Read More »
Posted May 08, 2017
Briarwood Healthcare Center at Friendship Village Schaumburg has become Wound Care Certified by VOHRA Institute on Wound Care. The VOHRA Center of Excellence for Wound Management Program was developed to recognize healthcare centers that have integrated a superior wound management program.
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Posted Apr 26, 2017
For the eighth time and fifth time respectively, Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva were named “Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities “in the Chicagoland area’s Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Posted Apr 24, 2017
For the fourth time, the lifestyles department of Friendship Village has earned the prestigious Impact Award in the LeadingAge Illinois 2017 Honoring Excellence Award Program. The honor was formally presented during the LeadingAge Illinois 2017 Annual Meeting in April.
Leading Age is one of the...Read More »
Posted Apr 11, 2017
“It’s not about artistic skills. It’s about the process. In art therapy, art becomes the healing vehicle. A way for people to express, and come back in touch with some of their feelings that are hard to convey in words,” said Chaplain Shawn Kafader of Friendship Village. For the third...Read More »
Posted Apr 06, 2017
Late last year, WCIU TV featured Friendship Village residents Barb and Vito’s “Love Story” on their morning show You and Me This Morning. The network re-aired the piece late last month…with a new happily-ever-after added at the end, as now there are diamonds involved. Enjoy!!
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Posted Mar 30, 2017
Ciaran Clute of Schaumburg walked into Friendship Village on a hunch and changed not only her own life, but the lives of people she got to know. A year ago, the then eighteen-year-old said that on instinct, as well as some encouragement from her mother, she “decided to walk in and ask for an...Read More »
Posted Mar 08, 2017
As an exercise physiologist, Jessica Enriquez is the ultimate role model. Not only does she talk the talk and walk the walk…she also bears the weight….substantial weight. Literally. The tiny woman who weighs in at 114 pounds dripping wet, is a competitive powerlifter, able to squat and deadlift...Read More »
Posted Feb 27, 2017
Friendship Village in Schaumburg held its first Opportunities Fair earlier this month. The resident-driven event featured the community’s abundant clubs, committees and interest groups. “The Opportunities Fair presented everything that happens here,” said Jessica Enriquez, manager of wellness...Read More »
Posted Feb 25, 2017
It was a fierce competition as residents of Friendship Village took on members of the Schaumburg Fire Department in the annual Winter Classic Floor Hockey tournament. The Chicago Blackhawk mascot Tommy Hawk made an appearance, providing entertainment.Read More »
Posted Feb 13, 2017
There was little if any mercy shown as 15 residents of Friendship Village Schaumburg played aggressive rounds of laser tag at the Main Event in Hoffman Estates last week.
The idea for the outing was presented by staff to the resident-run wellness committee. “They really didn’t know what laser...Read More »
Posted Jan 22, 2017
Forty years ago, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer; Fidel Castro became president of Cuba and Barry Manilow recorded his #1 hit,“I Write the Songs”.
But most notably for the Schaumburg community, Friendship Village, one of the first and largest senior living communities in...Read More »
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