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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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Friendship Village Honors Volunteers
Friendship Village Honors Volunteers
Posted Apr 15, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems
Posted Mar 31, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Friendship Village Wins Fourth Consecutive Readers’ Choice Award for Daily Herald
Friendship Village Wins Fourth Consecutive Readers’ Choice Award for Daily Herald
Posted Mar 21, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Driver to the Stars
Driver to the Stars
Posted Mar 20, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Friendship Village Hosts Wellness Fair
Friendship Village Hosts Wellness Fair
Posted Mar 14, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Friendship Village Among the Very Best
Friendship Village Among the Very Best
Posted Mar 03, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Offers Academic Scholarships
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Offers Academic Scholarships
Posted Feb 20, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

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...

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Weather the Winter
Weather the Winter
Posted Feb 12, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

When Mary Pace first tried Friendship Village’s Weather the Winter Program, she viewed it as a vacation, and in fact “a very nice vacation.” Weather the Winter is a program which allows seniors to try out a three month, no-obligation stay in a furnished apartment at Friendship Village. Pace loved...

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Hitting the Slopes
Hitting the Slopes
Posted Feb 06, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Rather than complain about the abundant amount of snow on the ground, residents of Friendship Village of Schaumburg consciously and very actively embraced it. Last week, residents aged 80 and over, hit the slopes of Villa Oliva in Bartlett for their first-ever snow tubing adventure. They were...

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Mural of Inspiration
Mural of Inspiration
Posted Feb 05, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village of Schaumburg held a special observance of Martin Luther King Day, featuring a unique Community Mural of Inspiration.  During the course of the day, residents, associates and visitors took the opportunity to write on a yellow paper cutout flame, sharing something that has...

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Lifestyles Fair Showcases Friendship Village’s Diverse Offerings
Lifestyles Fair Showcases Friendship Village’s Diverse Offerings
Posted Jan 29, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Tennis, yoga, life-long learning, sports, spirituality: this is just a small sampling of the clubs and activities that were represented at Friendship Village’s Lifestyles Fair last week.  “This event is modeled after a college involvement fair, as a way to let Friendship Village residents learn...

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Friendship Village Hosts Unity of Faith Gathering
Friendship Village Hosts Unity of Faith Gathering
Posted Jan 21, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

“This is a time to gather people of faith to learn from each other’s traditions and support each other in common concerns,” said Chaplain Shawn Kafader of Friendship Village. On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Friendship Village of Schaumburg will host the Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Clergy Association...

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Friendship Village to Observe Martin Luther King Day
Friendship Village to Observe Martin Luther King Day
Posted Jan 11, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Friendship Village of Schaumburg will hold a special observance of Martin Luther King Day, featuring a unique Community Mural of Inspiration.  During the course of the day, residents, associates and visitors will have the opportunity to write on a yellow paper cutout flame, about something that...

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Friendship Village Unveils Briarwood Healthcare Center Renovations
Friendship Village Unveils Briarwood Healthcare Center Renovations
Posted Jan 07, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

Briarwood Healthcare Center at Friendship Village in Schaumburg is beginning its 38th year having unveiled major renovations. The project features not only a visual facelift, but also structural changes to encourage optimal delivery of care.

Briarwood Healthcare is part of Friendship Village’s...

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Yoga at Friendship Village
Yoga at Friendship Village
Posted Jan 06, 2014 in News & Events » Community News

The residents of Friendship Village have adopted what 20 million Americans are estimated to practice: yoga. Jenna Belt, an exercise specialist at Friendship Village has introduced two weekly yoga classes to Friendship Village, and the programs are being welcome with extreme enthusiasm. “At one...

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