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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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Forty Years Strong
Forty Years Strong
Jan 22, 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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Friendship Village Honors Dr. Martin Luther King
Friendship Village Honors Dr. Martin Luther King
Jan 21, 2017

On Monday, January 17th, Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a day of service.

“Each year on MLK Day, we undertake community service projects. This year, MLK Day was about seniors helping seniors. In the morning, more than 200 peanut butter and...

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Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Residents Visit Children’s Home and Aid
Jan 06, 2017

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

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Community-Wide Hope Filled Holiday Meal Packing
Community-Wide Hope Filled Holiday Meal Packing
Dec 10, 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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