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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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Armed and Ready to Play
Armed and Ready to Play
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 »


Forty Years Strong
Forty Years Strong
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...

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Friendship Village Honors Dr. Martin Luther King
Friendship Village Honors Dr. Martin Luther King
Posted Jan 21, 2017

On Monday, January 17th, Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service.

“Each year on MLK Day, we undertake community service projects. This year, MLK Day was about seniors helping seniors. In the morning, more than 200 peanut butter and...

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Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Posted Jan 06, 2017

Bearing glad tidings and gifts, residents of Friendship Village Schaumburg made their annual December visit to Children’s Home and Aid in Schaumburg. They brought a vast collection of donated household items for the Parent Pantry at Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child and Family Center. The...

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Community-Wide Hope Filled Holiday Meal Packing
Community-Wide Hope Filled Holiday Meal Packing
Posted Dec 10, 2016

On Saturday, December 10th, 14 residents and staff from Friendship Village joined thousands of their neighbors and peers, for the Hope Filled Holiday Meal Packing Event. Held at Schaumburg Convention Center, the community-wide event benefited Feed My Starving Children. For three days, volunteers...

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Friendship VIllage Among the Very Best
Friendship VIllage Among the Very Best
Posted Nov 28, 2016

Friendship Village of Schaumburg’s Briarwood Healthcare Center has been reported as being one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News and World Report. This prestigious honor is awarded to only the top nursing homes, providing high quality and attentive care.

Friendship Village is a...

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Holiday Greetings for U.S. Troops
Holiday Greetings for U.S. Troops
Posted Nov 27, 2016

Residents and staff at Friendship Village of Schaumburg wrote out and signed 400 holiday cards to be sent to U.S. troops in time for Christmas. The cards, along with candy canes, will be distributed through Packages for Patriots. The non-profit organizes and sends care packages to U.S. troops.

In...

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Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Pinnacle Award
Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Pinnacle Award
Posted Nov 10, 2016

Friendship Village has been named as one of three recipients of the 2017 NuStep Pinnacle Award in the Senior Living Division. The international award, presented by NuStep, Inc., recognizes excellence in whole-person wellness programming for older adults.

Implementation of the seven dimensions of...

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Lifelong Cubs Fans
Lifelong Cubs Fans
Posted Oct 28, 2016

They’ve waited patiently and faithfully for a long time. A really long time. Some die-hard Cubs fans who are residents of Friendship Village are anticipating the remainder of the World Series with great excitement. “This is going to be the year. From the beginning of the season, that’s what I’ve...

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Friendship Village Introduces Resident Portal
Friendship Village Introduces Resident Portal
Posted Oct 14, 2016

Friendship Village Schaumburg is committed to its current residents while also making sure to prepare for residents of the future. "The more residents we have coming in, the more technologically savvy they are. We’re evolving as they’re evolving,” said Roberta Anglin, lifestyles production...

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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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