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Female Octogenarian Makes History as Member of Schaumburg Boomers
Female Octogenarian Makes History as Member of Schaumburg Boomers
Jun 15, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

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 Works to Save Native Area
Resident Works to Save Native Area
Jun 15, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

Most afternoons, Schaumburg resident Herb Demmel can be found outdoors clearing brush from the largest remaining remnant of Sarah's Grove woodlands, located adjacent to his home at Friendship Village.

He has been at it for 15 years, nearly since moving into the senior living community, and finally...

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Resident Recognized for Conservation Efforts
Resident Recognized for Conservation Efforts
Jun 15, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

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 Interviewed for WDCB Memorial Day Show
Veterans Interviewed for WDCB Memorial Day Show
Jun 15, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

Five veterans, who are residents of Friendship Village in Schaumburg, will talk about their military experience on a special Memorial Day segment of Midwest Ballroom from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, on WDCB 90.9 FM and at wdcb.org.

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Intergenerational Chorus to Perform
Intergenerational Chorus to Perform
May 09, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

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 has been put together, featuring the voices of middle school students from Hoover Math and Science Academy in...

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Resident Recognized for Volunteer Work
Resident Recognized for Volunteer Work
Apr 26, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

Friendship Village resident Kris Howard Jensen was recognized by Mayor Al Larsen at the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Village of Schaumburg. Kris was responsible for bringing the "New Life for Old Bags" program to the community and, as Jeannette Magdaleno, Friendship...

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Friendship Village Residents Make Annual Visit to Hines VA
Friendship Village Residents Make Annual Visit to Hines VA
Apr 16, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

It's become a treasured tradition. Earlier this month, residents from Friendship Village of Schaumburg visited veterans at Edward Hines VA Hospital. This is the fourth consecutive year in which they have visited and they plan on making it an annual event.

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Mussman’s HIdden Gems Program Hosted by Friendship Village
Mussman’s HIdden Gems Program Hosted by Friendship Village
Apr 11, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, hosted her 5th annual "Hidden Gems of Our Community" recently at Friendship Village to highlight inspiring women in the community and hear their stories.

"Every year, I love having the opportunity to hear how local women overcame obstacles to get to where...

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Rising Tide of Robots Propels Senior Living Into The Future
Rising Tide of Robots Propels Senior Living Into The Future
Apr 06, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

The future has descended upon senior living. Between robotic companions and competitions involving robotic devices, providers are increasingly turning to such technology to engage and care for residents—to astounding results.

Friendship Village of Schaumburg, a continuing care retirement community...

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Intergenerational Program Introduces SeaPerch Robotics to Residents
Intergenerational Program Introduces SeaPerch Robotics to Residents
Mar 23, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

The Office of Naval Research reports that 400,000 engineers will be needed in the near future. However the U.S. has fallen from 3rd to 17th place in the world in terms of the number of college graduates in engineering programs. Addressing a dearth of young people in the U.S. pursuing careers in...

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Friendship VIllage Residents Tackle the Towers
Friendship VIllage Residents Tackle the Towers
Mar 03, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

Earlier this year, a month-long fitness initiative called "Tackle the Towers" challenged residents at Friendship Village senior living in Schaumburg to walk the distance of the major buildings along the Chicago skyline. Accumulating steps on equipment in Friendship Village's two fitness centers and...

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Thirteen Hundred Years and Counting at Friendship Village of Schaumburg
Thirteen Hundred Years and Counting at Friendship Village of Schaumburg
Feb 01, 2016 in News & Events » In The Press

More than 1300 years were celebrated, as Friendship Village of Schaumburg honored its 13 centenarian residents at the retirement community’s 39th anniversary. “It’s becoming increasingly common for people to reach the age of 100 or more, and we have more than a dozen centenarian residents at...

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