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New Friendship Village Chaplain Journeys Along Residents of All Faiths
New Friendship Village Chaplain Journeys Along Residents of All Faiths
Aug 28, 2016

“I’m not a garb girl,” said Rev. Caryn Baham, new chaplain at Friendship Village. Replacing Chaplain Richard Oas, who retired after 12 years of service at Friendship Village, Chaplain Caryn is not one to wear clerical robes or stoles. Nor is she one to preach, proselytize or try to change minds....

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Resident on the Go!
Resident on the Go!
Aug 23, 2016

He still works, fishes, plays tennis and swims. New to his repertoire however are working out, rock climbing, iFly indoor skydiving and Wii bowling. Allan Dalgleish, affectionately known as Big Al, moved to Friendship Village Schaumburg four years ago, and is using his free time to enjoy long...

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Residents Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Residents Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Aug 02, 2016

In the spirit of Hero Week at Friendship Village, our residents volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, July 27th. Together with other volunteers, we packed 99 boxes of food. This will provide 21,384 meals to children in Haiti who would suffer from hunger and malnutrition if not for...

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Celebrating Superheroes
Celebrating Superheroes
Jul 22, 2016

Sparkle, Shimmer and Dazzle Woman’s super power is helping to make the world a more beautiful place.

Greek Goddess, Dancing Queen, Star Man, Bright Hope Lady… These are but a few of the names of a group of superheroes in the western suburbs, empowered to have a tremendous positive impact on those...

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Residents Giving Back
Residents Giving Back
Jul 13, 2016

“Volunteer work and ‘giving back’ to the community is so important and such an integral part of the lives of so many of our residents,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, manager of lifelong learning and volunteers for Friendship Village. With the spirit of philanthropy in mind, Magdaleno has planned two...

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Friendship Senior Options Foundation Invests in Our Youth
Friendship Senior Options Foundation Invests in Our Youth
Jul 12, 2016

Friendship Senior Options Foundation has awarded scholarships to five outstanding graduating high school seniors. Madison Astling and Jessica Kock, both from Batavia High School, and Margarita Ramirez from Schaumburg High School received Associate Scholarships, meaning that they work at GreenFields...

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Friendship Village Celebrates Amerifest
Friendship Village Celebrates Amerifest
Jun 23, 2016

It was a celebration of all things American as Friendship Village held its annual Amerifest. 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 country fair-style buffet...

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Octogenarian Makes Baseball History with Schaumburg Boomers
Octogenarian Makes Baseball History with Schaumburg Boomers
Jun 15, 2016

Making baseball history, Velma Robinson of Friendship Village has been appointed an honorary player for the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team. The octogenarian, who is a resident of Friendship Village, spent a day practicing with the team last week, showing off her impressive on-the-field prowess....

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Resident Recognized for Conservation Practices
Resident Recognized for Conservation Practices
Jun 07, 2016

On May 23rd, Friendship Village resident Herb Demmel was presented with a Conservation@Home certification by the Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT). The certification recognizes the efforts of Herb, and Friendship Village’s support of a remnant of property known as Sarah’s Grove. Friendship...

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Veterans on the Air!
Veterans on the Air!
May 26, 2016

Five veterans, who are residents at Friendship Village in Schaumburg, will talk about their military experience on a special Memorial Day segment of Midwest Ballroom on WDCB radio 90.9 FM.

Midwest Ballroom typically features jazz and orchestral music. Each year however, host John Russell (Ghrist)...

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Friendship Village Earns Prestigious Readers Choice Award
Friendship Village Earns Prestigious Readers Choice Award
Apr 29, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Friendship Senior Options’ senior retirement communities, Friendship Village of Schaumburg and GreenFields of Geneva, were both named “Best Retirement/Assisted Living Communities” in the Chicagoland area’s Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.

Friendship Senior...

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Intergenerational Chorus Performs
Intergenerational Chorus Performs
Apr 25, 2016

It’s no secret that music is universal, bridging the gap between languages, ethnicity, religions, backgrounds and generations. With this in mind, an intergenerational choir concert was put together, featuring the voices of middle school students from Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg,...

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