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Resident Introduces Unique Treasure At Friendship Village
Resident Introduces Unique Treasure At Friendship Village
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Opportunities Abound at Friendship Village
Opportunities Abound at Friendship Village
Mar 02, 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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