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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 then18-year old said that on instinct, as well as some encouragement from her mother, she “decided to walk in and ask for an application...

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Love is in the Air….with Diamonds
Love is in the Air….with Diamonds
Posted Mar 21, 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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Seniors Who Inspire Us
Seniors Who Inspire Us
Posted Mar 17, 2017

We could all use a little inspiration. Friendship VIllage resident Velma Robinson was featured in a piece by Chicago Tribune as a local senior who contributes to her community, showing us all how to do better — and be better.

An amazing athlete
Velma Robinson is a baseball fan. She doesn’t...

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Manager of Wellness Services Adds Powerlifting to her Resume
Manager of Wellness Services Adds Powerlifting to her Resume
Posted Mar 09, 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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Opportunities Abound at Friendship Village
Opportunities Abound at Friendship Village
Posted Mar 02, 2017

Friendship Village in Schaumburg held its first Opportunities Fair earlier this month. The resident-driven event featured the community’s abundant clubs, committees and interest groups. “The Opportunities Fair presented everything that happens here,” said Jessica Enriquez, manager of wellness...

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Annual Winter Classic Floor Hockey Game
Annual Winter Classic Floor Hockey Game
Posted Feb 28, 2017

It was a fierce competition as residents of Friendship Village took on members of the Schaumburg Fire Department in the annual Winter Classic Floor Hockey tournament. The Chicago Blackhawk mascot Tommy Hawk made an appearance, providing entertainment.

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Seniors With Weapons
Seniors With Weapons
Posted Feb 24, 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.

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Friendship Village’s Weather the Winter Program
Friendship Village’s Weather the Winter Program
Posted Feb 17, 2017

A variation on a trial stay is offered at Friendship Village, a large retirement community in Schaumburg. The “Weather the Winter” program allows seniors to live at the community for any three months from Oct. 1- March 31. Seniors get a fully furnished apartment, a meal program and access to...

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Forty Years Strong
Forty Years Strong
Posted Jan 30, 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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Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Unity Gathering
Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Unity Gathering
Posted Jan 13, 2017

Friendship Village of Schaumburg is hosting the Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Clergy Association’s fifth annual Unity of Faith Gathering on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Friendship Village is located at 350 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Clergy Association...

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Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Posted Jan 10, 2017

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

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Volunteers Pack Food for Feed My Starving Children
Volunteers Pack Food for Feed My Starving Children
Posted Dec 20, 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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Holiday Greetings for the Troops
Holiday Greetings for the Troops
Posted Dec 05, 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.

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Friendship Village Among the Best
Friendship Village Among the Best
Posted Nov 30, 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.

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Die Hard Cubs Fans
Die Hard 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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It’s a bird… It’s a plane…
It’s a bird… It’s a plane…
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Actually, it was a drone seen flying high above Friendship Village this summer.

In collaboration with our advertising agency and drone pilot Dave Cameron, we utilized drone technology to capture aerial footage of the community to use in our marketing materials. Drones are unmanned aerial...

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