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Friendship Village Introduces The Wellness Expderience
Friendship Village Introduces The Wellness Expderience
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 College...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Director Relishes New Role
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Director Relishes New Role
May 16, 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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Wound Care Certification
Wound Care Certification
May 08, 2017

Briarwood Healthcare Center at Friendship Village Schaumburg has become Wound Care Certified by VOHRA Institute on Wound Care. The VOHRA Center of Excellence for Wound Management Program was developed to recognize healthcare centers that have integrated a superior wound management program.

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Friendship Senior Options Communities Win Prestigious Daily Herald Awards
Friendship Senior Options Communities Win Prestigious Daily Herald Awards
Apr 26, 2017

For the eighth time and fifth time respectively, Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva were named “Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities “in the Chicagoland area’s Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Award
Friendship Village Wins Prestigious Award
Apr 24, 2017

For the fourth time, the lifestyles department of Friendship Village has earned the prestigious Impact Award in the LeadingAge Illinois 2017 Honoring Excellence Award Program. The honor was formally presented during the LeadingAge Illinois 2017 Annual Meeting in April.

Leading Age is one of the...

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Art Therapy at Friendship Village
Art Therapy at Friendship Village
Apr 11, 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. For the third...

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Love is in the Air—With Diamonds
Love is in the Air—With Diamonds
Apr 06, 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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Life-Changing Volunteer Work
Life-Changing Volunteer Work
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 then eighteen-year-old said that on instinct, as well as some encouragement from her mother, she “decided to walk in and ask for an...

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Best in her Weight Class
Best in her Weight Class
Mar 08, 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
Opportunities Abound
Feb 27, 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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Schaumburg Fire Department Faces Residents in Floor Hockey Tournament
Schaumburg Fire Department Faces Residents in Floor Hockey Tournament
Feb 25, 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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Armed and Ready to Play
Armed and Ready to Play
Feb 13, 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.

The idea for the outing was presented by staff to the resident-run wellness committee. “They really didn’t know what laser...

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