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Weather the Winter at Friendship Village
Weather the Winter at Friendship Village
Posted Oct 18, 2017

Two short months into their three-month trial, John and Enzina Davis’s decision was made. The couple was participating in Friendship Village’s Weather the Winter program which offers a three-month no-obligation trial stay. “We liked the staff, everyone was very friendly. They seemed to try to...

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Residents Watch Solar Eclipse
Residents Watch Solar Eclipse
Posted Oct 18, 2017

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

“We’re excited to...

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For the Love of Birds
For the Love of Birds
Posted Sep 29, 2017

The residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg enjoyed a summer dedicated to birds. For the Birds was an interdisciplinary look at our fine feathered friends. “The residents are fascinated by birds, and there are so many area resources for us to use, to explore the topic,” said Donna Brown,...

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Silver Games End with Fishing Derby
Silver Games End with Fishing Derby
Posted Sep 15, 2017

A popular fishing derby capped off Friendship Village’s weeklong Silver Games in Schaumburg Friday.

The 10th annual Silver Games was expected to be the most successful yet, with an estimated 350 participants above the age of 62. More than 30 events were held from Monday to Friday, including...

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Family Binds Residents and Chinese Knotting Artists
Family Binds Residents and Chinese Knotting Artists
Posted Aug 23, 2017

Eleanor Chou brings Peace, Hope and then some to Friendship Village senior living community in Schaumburg. Literally. Chou’s four daughters, named Peace, Hope, Aurora and Corona, and a son, Ming, joined her this summer in teaching residents at Friendship Village the ancient Chinese art of...

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Resident Introduces Unique Treasure At Friendship Village
Resident Introduces Unique Treasure At Friendship Village
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...

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Home Run for Friendship Village and Schaumburg Boomers
Home Run for Friendship Village and Schaumburg Boomers
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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Celebrating All Things American
Celebrating All Things American
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...

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Seniors Honor Young Swimmers with Disabilities with Knighthood
Seniors Honor Young Swimmers with Disabilities with Knighthood
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.

Friendship Village is a retirement community,...

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The Wellness Experience
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...

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

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Friendship Senior Options Welcomes New Foundation Director
Friendship Senior Options Welcomes New Foundation Director
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...

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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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