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Friendship Senior Options is committed to serving the needs of older adults now and in the future by delivering innovative services, residences and programs. Many times, to accomplish this mission, we call upon the generosity of our residents, their families, surrounding community businesses and local organizations.
The Friendship Senior Options Foundation was established to foster an environment of giving in order to enrich the lives of the seniors in the area. It is centered in the spirit of friendship and serves as the philanthropic affiliate of Friendship Senior Options and its communities, Friendship Village and GreenFields. The Foundation is built upon three pillars that drive our mission: Benevolence, Education & the Arts, and Capital Improvements.
Our communities promise every resident a lifetime plan for care – a place to live and access to the services they need for as long as they live within our communities. We quietly support residents who have outlived their resources. The Foundation also assists the associates who serve our residents that may be experiencing extreme financial hardships. Friendship Senior Options’ commitment to Benevolence stems from our core value of friendship and our dedication to treating others with dignity, respect and kindness.
Just because we get older doesn’t mean we lose the curiosity to learn new things. The Foundation funds a variety of educational opportunities within our communities for both residents and associates. From musical performances to continuing education classes, spiritual programs to training sessions, the foundation encourages everyone to never stop learning. The Foundation also offers scholarships for associates and students in the community through the Paul J. Schaffhausen Memorial Scholarship program. Mr. Schaffhausen served for fifteen years on the Board of Directors for Friendship Senior Options and its affiliates and championed the importance of education and lifelong learning to better our communities.
Our communities are the heart of our organization. They are where our residents call home and our associates make a difference. Recognizing the significance of the physical surroundings, gifts to the Foundation also help to repair, maintain and improve our communities. Campus beautification opportunities, environmental projects and building enhancements are just some of the ways the Foundation has helped to create a better lifestyle for our residents.
We are grateful to our residents, associates, our community and corporate partners who generously support the Friendship Senior Options Foundation. We appreciate every dollar and donation we receive and are honored by that investment.
There are many ways your donation can profoundly impact the lives of older adults — whether it’s an immediate gift of cash, or deferred gifts such as charitable annuities, retirement accounts, and simple bequests.
If you want to make a gift or want to discuss gift options, please contact:
Director of Foundation
Friendship Senior Options Foundation
350 West Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Almost half of older women age 75 and over live alone.
—National Center for Health Statistics