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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 »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
The weather cooperated and visitors came out in droves to attend Friendship Village's second Amerifest celebrating all things American. The fun event began with a country fair buffet meal with music by "Elvis". After dinner, Amerifest featured outdoor games, BINGO, a classic car show with music...Read More »
They can navigate speedways, explore China, traverse forests and even chase dragons, all without leaving their home. Friendship Village’s CyberCycles have enticed residents, to love exercising. The high-tech exergame equipment features more than 40 virtual destinations, games, challenges and...Read More »
Summer salads are always a quick and easy meal. This strawberry and feta salad is sure to please everyone, and it's one of the favorite dishes of residents at Friendship Village.
Original recipe makes 1 serving
- 1 tablespoon and 1-3/4 teaspoons slivered almonds
- 1/4 clove...
It’s becoming a treasured tradition. Late last month, residents from Friendship Village of Schaumburg visited veterans at Edward Hines VA Hospital. This is the second consecutive year in which they have visited and they plan on making it an annual event.
Friendship Village is a continuing...Read More »
More than 100 residents attended Friendship Village's Arabian Nights festivities on May 9th. The event began with a traditional Arabian open market selling items which included jewelry, flowers, pillows, magic carpets, paintings and more. The evening celebration began with an Arabian dinner,...Read More »
Photo journalist Mark Welsh of The Daily Herald spent several days with Friendship Village's Chaplain Shawn Kafader. The resulting multi-media piece captured Shawn's kindness, compassion and connection with Briarwood Healthcare residents as he visited and ministered to them. Click here to view...Read More »
Friendship Village Schaumburg hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, April 8th 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 »
Kris Howard Jensen was a featured speaker at the Hidden Gems in Our Community event on March 22nd. The resident of Friendship Village talked about her tenure on the board of directors for Harper College from its early beginnings. “ Kris spoke on how her desire to serve people in the community...Read More »
Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva were both named as Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities in the Chicagoland area in Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.
Friendship Senior Options is the parent...
His experience as a driver to Hollywood stars prepared him to be a driver to the stars of Friendship Village. Fred Garcia, who has been working at Friendship Village as a security officer and driver for the past two years, was formerly a chauffeur in New York. There, he said, he drove the stars...Read More »
Friendship Village teamed up with more than 30 area businesses, organizations and associations to share important health and fitness information at the 7th Annual Wellness Fair on March 18th. Attendees had the opportunity to get blood sugar and blood pressure testing, reflexology, proper shoe...Read More »
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. “Our commitment is to...Read More »
The Friendship Senior Options Foundation has announced the launch of its new scholarship program, offering four exceptional students graduating high school the opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship to college.
Stephen A. Yenchek, President and CEO, explained the organization’s commitment...Read More »