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At Friendship Village, friendship is at the foundation of all we do. We live by the mantra ‘Life is Better Among Friends’ because life is truly enriched when caring, interesting and respectful people surround you. The idea of friendship permeates every aspect of life at Friendship Village from where you live, to what you do, to the care you receive. It’s an important part of what has made us one of the nation’s premier senior living communities.
As a community in the Friendship Senior Options system, Friendship Village embodies the position ‘Get Set’. This proactive, forward-thinking concept drives everyone in the organization towards innovation and continual process improvement. For prospective residents our message is Get Set 4 Life® which takes into consideration four important aspects of planning for one's future: Lifestyle, Heath and Wellness, Financial Stability and a Secure Plan.
Our mission is to provide seniors with distinctive homes and exceptional services that respect their faith traditions, support their independence and enhance their well-being. Simply put, at Friendship Village, friendship is at the core of everything we do.
Our vision is to be nationally recognized as an exemplar of senior-centered services through innovation, perseverance and growth. As an expression of friendship, we extend our expertise and resources to our partners, affiliates and the broader community.
Our values encompass faith, integrity, community, service, stewardship and growth. We uphold an exceptionally high standard of excellence.
Established in 1974 as a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (also known as a Life Plan Community), Friendship Village, located in Schaumburg, is the largest community in Illinois. We provide exceptional living along with a lifetime continuum of care for adults ages 62 and older. We offer independent living, home care, assisted living, memory support, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care.
Friendship Village welcomed our first residents in 1977 and since then have helped thousands of older adults create a viable, reliable plan for the future while enjoying an unrivaled lifestyle focused on well-being, wonderful amenities and services, and high-quality healthcare. We believe in reinvesting money back into the community to ensure the best possible lifestyle and care for each of our residents.
Meet the extraordinary individuals who lead the operations and ensure the health and vitality of the entire Friendship Village community. Our board of directors includes prominent business owners and leaders in the local community who share a dedication to provide the best services along with superior lifestyle options for seniors; and who are committed to our mission, to provide seniors with distinctive homes and exceptional services that respect their faith traditions, support their independence and enhance their well-being.
Kathy Rivera, Chair
President Executive Producer
FirstStar Digital Media, Inc.
Mary Sheahen, Secretary
Sheahen Group Healthcare Consulting
Schaumburg Park District (Retired)
President & Chief Executive Officer
As Friendship Senior Options President and CEO, Mr. Flynn brings to his position over 32 years of experience in senior living, including 25 years with FSO. An expert in tax-exempt financing and regulatory and corporate compliance, Mr. Flynn previously served from 2012 to 2021 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the financial operations of both FSO and affiliate organizations.
From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Flynn was CEO at Smith Senior Living, a nonprofit sponsor of two Life Plan Communities in southwest Chicago and suburban Orland Park. Prior to joining Smith Senior Living, Mr. Flynn served 15 years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Friendship Village of Schaumburg.
Mr. Flynn holds a BS in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Retirement Housing Professional.
Mr. Flynn has served in leadership positions for many state and national senior living associations, including chair of the financial advisory panel for CARF/CCAC, a nonprofit accreditor of Life Plan Communities; chair of LeadingAge Illinois; and chair of Life Services Network, a statewide association representing providers of older-adult services. He is a sought-after speaker on senior living and care issues. An advocate for healthy aging, Mr. Flynn competes in triathlons and Ironman events. He resides with his family in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mark Zullo has been passionate about the senior living industry for 32 years, helping senior living communities in Greater Chicagoland build their market presence, maximize occupancy and ensure that seniors make the best choices for their futures. At FSO, Mr. Zullo develops and implements marketing strategies and manages sales teams for GreenFields of Geneva and Friendship Village Schaumburg, where he previously served as Marketing Director from 1994 to 2004.Previous to his current position, Mr. Zullo was Executive Sales Director at both Chicago-area Lifespace Communities for over 12 years, as well as Director of Sales and Marketing at Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, IL. Mark has successfully increased or stabilized occupancy for all the communities he’s served by developing strong sales teams, and directing his teams to be laser-focused on providing prospects with exemplary customer service.