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Posted Jul 28, 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 moving...Read More »
Posted Jul 11, 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.
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Posted Jul 03, 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...Read More »
Posted Jun 08, 2017
On Saturday, June 3rd, children with Down syndrome were knighted in celebration of their completion of a swimming initiative. Friendship Village in Schaumburg had provided their pool and their residents for this unique program called Little Knights.
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Posted May 19, 2017
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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...
Posted May 17, 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 in Schaumburg. For...Read More »
Posted May 15, 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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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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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.
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Velma Robinson is a baseball fan. She doesn’t...
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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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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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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...Read More »
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...Read More »