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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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Care Cap Crusaders
Care Cap Crusaders
Posted Dec 22, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

The Care Cap Crusaders of Friendship Village sent 133 hand made hats to Halos of Hope.  This brings the total of caps made and donated by Friendship Village since 2009 to 2865.  Halos of Hope provides hats to children and adults with medical hair loss resulting from radiation or chemotherapy....Read More »


Friendship Village Celebrates the Holidays
Friendship Village Celebrates the Holidays
Posted Dec 18, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

While times at Friendship Village are always packed with wonderful opportunities to be with friends and family and enjoy great programs and activities, the community becomes even more alive during the holiday season.  Click here to watch some of the highlights of Christmas in the Village 2014. ...Read More »


Holidays at Friendship VIllage
Holidays at Friendship VIllage
Posted Dec 16, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

The holidays are a special time of year and one that is treasured at Friendship Village Schaumburg.  It is observed however, with sensitivity to the fact that older adults have, not only diverse traditions, but also different sentiments. “The holiday season always brings mixed emotions in a...

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Friendship Village Supports Children’s Home and Aid
Friendship Village Supports Children’s Home and Aid
Posted Dec 14, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

On Friday, December 12th, the residents of Friendship Village delivered donated items to the Children's Home Aid Marietta Darnall Schaumburg Child and Family Center. This not-for-profit organization provides subsidized services to low-income, high-risk families in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and...

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Friendship Village Launches Associates’ Skills Lab
Friendship Village Launches Associates’ Skills Lab
Posted Nov 17, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village held a blessing event for its new, associates’ skills lab which it introduced earlier this month.  Friendship Village is now the only continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Illinois to have a comprehensive skills lab on site. 

The skills lab, which was funded by...

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Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Landscaping Award
Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Landscaping Award
Posted Oct 31, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s prestigious Annual Landscape Award in the category of Most Improved Landscaping /Residential.  The award was presented at the Schaumburg Village Council meeting on October 28th. 

The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee...

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Fall Butternut Squash Soup
Fall Butternut Squash Soup
Posted Sep 25, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Fall is the perfect weather for a hearty bowl of soup. This Butternut Squash recipe is sure to warm your soul, and it’s one of the favorite dishes of residents at Friendship Village.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 servings

6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Honors Former Governor Jim Edgar
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Honors Former Governor Jim Edgar
Posted Sep 24, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar will be presented with Friendship Senior Option Foundation’s Sterling Friendship Award on Friday, September 26th. The prestigious honor recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of seniors in our society. “Each honoree advocates positive perceptions of aging...

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Centenarian On-the-Go!
Centenarian On-the-Go!
Posted Sep 15, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Rather than simply experiencing her triple digit age, Kathryn Marwitz is enthusiastically embracing it and enjoying just about every minute. The 104 year old may be the oldest resident of Friendship Village but her energy, sense of humor and charisma belie her advanced years. “I call her busy...

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Friendship Village’s Lifelong Learning Featured in Chicago Tribune
Friendship Village’s Lifelong Learning Featured in Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 10, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

(Excerpt from Chicago Tribune PrimeTime story featuring Friendship Village's Lifelong Learning program.)

Senior communities are "giving it the old college try" by partnering with area schools to keep the learning going and the mind stimulated. In some instances, it has become a mutually...

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Friendship Village Introduces New Logo
Friendship Village Introduces New Logo
Posted Sep 02, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village of Schaumburg is proud to introduce our new logo.  “This creates a contemporary marketing presence and visually solidifies the relationship between Friendship Village and its parent organization, Friendship Senior Options,” said Stephen A. Yenchek, president and CEO of...

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Home Run!
Home Run!
Posted Aug 17, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

It’s back-to-back home runs as Friendship Village of Schaumburg and members of Schaumburg Boomers enjoy their second summer together.  In a win-win relationship between the two community-oriented organizations, Friendship Village is hosting two members of the professional baseball team for the...

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Resident Dedicated to Paying it Forward
Resident Dedicated to Paying it Forward
Posted Jul 29, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

“I believe in paying  it forward.  When you receive, you give,” said Rina Coolman, a resident of Friendship Village.  Last month, Rina and her helpers delivered 255 handmade pillows to the residents of Briarwood Healthcare at Friendship Village.

Last year, a friend of Rina’s showed her a sample...

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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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