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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 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 »
Posted Mar 11, 2016
It’s become a treasured tradition. Earlier this month, residents from Friendship Village of Schaumburg visited veterans at Edward Hines VA Hospital. This is the fourth consecutive year in which they have visited and they plan on making it an annual event.
Friendship Village is a continuing care...Read More »
Posted Mar 07, 2016
Earlier this year, a month-long fitness initiative called “Tackle the Towers” challenged residents at Friendship Village senior living in Schaumburg to walk the distance of the major buildings along the Chicago skyline. Accumulating steps on equipment in Friendship Village’s two fitness centers...Read More »
Posted Feb 19, 2016
Friendship Village of Schaumburg will team up with more than 40 area businesses, organizations and associations to share important health and fitness information at the 9th Annual Wellness Fair on March 8th at 9 a.m.-noon. Attendees will have the opportunity to get blood sugar and blood pressure...Read More »
Posted Feb 06, 2016
Peggy Pellettieri of Friendship Village 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 showcased the work created and overseen by 29 interns enrolled in the Master of Art Therapy program at the School of the...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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