Friend­ship Vil­lage and Green­Fields Earn Esteemed Awards

For the eighth time and fifth time respec­tive­ly, Friend­ship Senior Options’ senior retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg and Green­Fields of Gene­va were named Best Retirement/​Assisted Liv­ing Com­mu­ni­ties” in the Chicagoland area’s Dai­ly Her­ald Read­ers’ Choice Awards.

Friend­ship Senior Options is the par­ent orga­ni­za­tion of Friend­ship Vil­lage and Green­Fields of Geneva.

With the choic­es for senior liv­ing becom­ing more plen­ti­ful each day, it is reward­ing to be cho­sen as the best of the best. We are com­mit­ted to con­stant­ly deliv­er­ing qual­i­ty ser­vices to old­er adults, and are proud to have our efforts rec­og­nized,” said Stephen A. Yenchek, pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of Friend­ship Senior Options. The Dai­ly Her­ald has a large and very knowl­edge­able read­er­ship. The fact that they repeat­ed­ly choose us for this hon­or is sig­nif­i­cant. It rein­forces our rep­u­ta­tion as a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized leader of exem­plary senior-cen­tered ser­vices. These awards are proof that we uphold an excep­tion­al­ly high stan­dard of excellence.”

For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, Friend­ship Senior Options also received an award for being The Best Place to Work” in Dai­ly Her­ald Read­ers’ Choice Awards. Our employ­ees are, with­out ques­tion, our most valu­able resource. We are pleased that our efforts to instill a work envi­ron­ment that is ful­fill­ing and inspir­ing, are suc­cess­ful,” said Yenchek.

Friend­ship Vil­lage, which is cel­e­brat­ing its 40th anniver­sary, is one of the largest retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties in the nation and has won numer­ous awards for its inno­v­a­tive lifestyles programming. 

Green­Fields of Gene­va first opened the doors of its beau­ti­ful com­mu­ni­ty five years ago and in a short time, has already estab­lished itself as a leader.

Both Green­Fields and Friend­ship Vil­lage offer a com­plete con­tin­u­um of care includ­ing inde­pen­dent liv­ing, assist­ed liv­ing, mem­o­ry sup­port and skilled care, while pro­vid­ing an excep­tion­al lifestyle.

Dai­ly Her­ald, one of the Chica­go area’s top media sources, has a read­er­ship of more than 900 thou­sand, who were encour­aged to vote for these pres­ti­gious awards.

In 2010 the 75 and old­er pop­u­la­tion was 19 mil­lion. By 2020 the num­ber is pro­ject­ed to reach 66 mil­lion.

—Administration on aging