Friendship Village residents always enjoy the opportunity to give back, and they do a lot of volunteering. Visiting Hines is special because many of our residents are veterans themselves.
(PRWEB) May 14, 2014
It’s becoming a treasured tradition. Late last month, residents from Friendship Village of Schaumburg visited veterans at Edward Hines VA Hospital. This is the second consecutive year in which they have visited and they plan on making it an annual event.
Friendship Village is a continuing care retirement community in Schaumburg. The visitors, who included 26 residents and two associates of Friendship Village, brought handmade neck pillows for 150 patients. Joe Gondek of Friendship Village brought his accordion to entertain the men in the cafeteria, a group of visitors went to the rooms of the veterans unable to go to the cafeteria.
“Friendship Village residents always enjoy the opportunity to give back, and they do a lot of volunteering throughout the area on a regular basis. Visiting Hines is special because many of our residents are veterans themselves, so this is honoring their peers,” said Jeannette Magdaleno, lifelong learning and volunteer coordinator for Friendship Village. “People of the residents’ generation have a strong admiration for those who have served in the armed services, so even the residents who are not veterans really appreciate the service and sacrifices of these men.”
Friendship Village is a leading Chicago continuing care retirement community offering a complete continuum of care including independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation services. For more than 35 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information, visit http://www.FriendshipVillage.org.