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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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Gearing Up for the Solar Eclipse
Gearing Up for the Solar Eclipse
Posted Aug 15, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, residents from Friendship Village Schaumburg will celebrate a solar eclipse tea party. Donning special eclipse glasses, the residents will witness the phenomenon of the moon passing between the sun and earth, blocking the sun from viewers in the Chicago area.

“We’re...

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Senior Living 101
Senior Living 101
Posted Aug 09, 2017

“There are so many different options and a lot of new terminology out there that’s hard to decipher. Our objective is to help navigate all of the information available so that people can be well informed,” said Dean Dellaria, director of marketing for Friendship Village. On August 22nd,...

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Friendship Village’s Labyrinth
Friendship Village’s Labyrinth
Posted Jul 25, 2017

Betty Sanders recognized the irony of her own advice. In 2014, Sanders was the resident manager for a retirement community in Lake Geneva. “It was a nice community,” she said. “I remember I was showing some people around, and I heard myself saying to them, ‘You should really think about...

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Home Run for Friendship Village and Schaumburg Boomers
Home Run for Friendship Village and Schaumburg Boomers
Posted Jul 03, 2017

It’s another home run as Friendship Village of Schaumburg and members of Schaumburg Boomers enjoy their fifth summer together. In a win-win relationship between the two community-oriented organizations, Friendship Village is hosting three members of the professional baseball team for the summer....Read More »


Amerifest Celebration
Amerifest Celebration
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...

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Residents Honor Young Swimmers with Disabilities with Knighthood
Residents Honor Young Swimmers with Disabilities with Knighthood
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...

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Friendship Village Introduces The Wellness Experience
Friendship Village Introduces The Wellness Experience
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...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Director Relishes New Role
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Director Relishes New Role
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...

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Wound Care Certification
Wound Care Certification
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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Friendship Senior Options Communities Win Prestigious Daily Herald Awards
Friendship Senior Options Communities Win Prestigious Daily Herald Awards
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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Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Award
Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Award
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...

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Art Therapy at Friendship Village
Art Therapy at Friendship Village
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...

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Love is in the Air—With Diamonds
Love is in the Air—With Diamonds
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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Life-Changing Volunteer Work
Life-Changing Volunteer Work
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...

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Best in her Weight Class
Best in her Weight Class
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...

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