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Franciscan Ministries Adopts Mandate for Employee COVID-19 Vaccines

September 2, 2021 - Corporate

The vaccination mandate, which begins Nov. 1, is part of the Ministry’s efforts to ke...

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Franciscan Communities Receive Four and Five Star Ratings from CMS

June 21, 2021 - Addolorata Villa, Corporate, Franciscan Village, St. Joseph Village, Victory Lakes

Franciscan Communities received excellent marks in the latest Five-Star Quality Rating System ...

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Marian Village COVID-19 Vaccine Update

February 4, 2021 - Marian Village

At Marian Village, the health and safety of our residents is a top priority. And we’re excited...

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Franciscan Ministries Selects New Chief Operating Officer

January 23, 2021 - Corporate

Zachary Zerbonia will oversee overall operations for Franciscan Ministries, a leading nonprofi...

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Franciscan Ministries Welcomes Chief People Officer

January 18, 2021 - Corporate

Monica Simzyk will lead the implementation of HR best practices and associate-focused stra...

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Named One of City’s Best Memory Care Communities

December 14, 2020 - St. Joseph Village

Recognized as Chicago’s first Catholic senior living community, St. Joseph Village is one ...

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Holleran Choice Community Award

November 24, 2020 - Corporate

Franciscan Communities Receive Holleran Choice Community Award

Residents and associat...

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Five-Star Quality Rating

November 24, 2020 - Corporate

Franciscan Communities Receive High Rankings in Five-Star Quality Rating

Six Francisc...

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Village at Mercy Creek Hires Executive Director

November 16, 2020 - Village at Mercy Creek

Holly Hall will serve as the new leader for the Franciscan Ministries community, which offers ...

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The Village at Victory Lakes Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes

November 6, 2020 - Victory Lakes

The community — managed by Franciscan Ministries — has been recognized as one of t...

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University Place Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes

November 6, 2020 - University Place

The community — managed by Franciscan Ministries — has been recognized as one of t...

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St. Joseph Village of Chicago Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes

November 6, 2020 - St. Joseph Village

 

The community — managed by Franciscan Ministries — has been recognized as one of...

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Franciscan Village Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes

November 6, 2020 - Franciscan Village

The community, which is managed by Franciscan Ministries, has been recognized as one of the na...

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Addolorata Villa Ranked Among Nation’s Best Nursing Homes

November 6, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

The community, which is managed by Franciscan Ministries, has been recognized as one of the na...

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St. Joseph Village of Chicago Named One of Chicago’s Best Nursing Homes

October 14, 2020 - St. Joseph Village

St. Joseph Village of Chicago, a Franciscan Ministries community, has been named one of the to...

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‘Chatter Boxes’ help residents, families communicate during pandemic

June 2, 2020 - Mount Alverna Village

A concrete pad on either side of the front doors at Learn More

Unite In Light

April 9, 2020 - Addolorata Villa, Corporate, Franciscan Senior Estates, Franciscan Village, Marian Village, Mount Alverna Village, St. Joseph Village, St. James Senior Estates, University Place, Victory Lakes, Village at Mercy Creek

A Holy Week Mission Moment

To Our Residents, Associates, Family Members and Friends,<...

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The Irish in Hollywood

February 28, 2020 - Marian Village

Homer Glen, IL –February 28, 2020 –Marian Village in Homer Glen, part of the Franciscan Commun...

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

February 24, 2020 - Mount Alverna Village

Parma, OH – February 24, 2019 – Ancora Memory Support at Mount Alverna Village, part of the Fr...

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A Wee Bit About Bonnie Scotland

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Aaron Burr: The American Intrigue

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Germany and Israel-Unlikely Friendship

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Jane Addams: A Chicago Original

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Franciscan Village Invites You to Make this Lent Different

February 8, 2020 - Franciscan Village

Lemont, IL – February 6, 2020 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communiti...

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University Place Celebrates the History of Women’s Suffrage in Indiana

February 7, 2020 - University Place

West Lafayette, IN –February 6, 2020 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Francisc...

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University Place Presents the Freetown Village Singers

February 6, 2020 - University Place

West Lafayette, IN –February 6, 2020 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Francisc...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Little Black Dress”

February 6, 2020 - Franciscan Village

Lemont, IL – February 17, 2020 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communit...

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Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Addolorata Villa Offers LLIP – Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

Wheeling, IL – J...

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Two By Hemingway

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Addolorata Villa Offers LLIP – Two By Hemingway

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2020 –The ...

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I thought Medicare Paid for That!

January 6, 2020 - Franciscan Village

Lemont, IL – January 6, 2020 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communitie...

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University Place Hosts Holocaust Guest Speaker Tibor Klopfer

January 2, 2020 - University Place

West Lafayette, IN –January 2, 2020 – University Place, a Franciscan Community, presents “Holo...

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A History of Popular Christmas Carols and Songs

December 18, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – November 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Comm...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Eat Well, Live Healthy”

December 18, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communities, is hosting an informational ...

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Archaeology Uncovers Mystery of Atlantis

December 12, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – November 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Comm...

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Senior Scams: What You Need to Know

December 5, 2019 - Mount Alverna Village

Parma, OH – December 5, 2019 – Mount Alverna Village in Parma, part of the Franciscan Communit...

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University Place: 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle Holiday Event

December 5, 2019 - University Place

University Place, a Franciscan Community, presents “Jingle & Mingle” on Thursday, December...

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U.S. News Names Four Franciscan Communities Best Nursing Homes

November 22, 2019 - Addolorata Villa, Corporate, Franciscan Village, St. Joseph Village, Victory Lakes

Washington, D.C. – November 22, 2019 – Four Franciscan Communities are among ...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body”

November 19, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Lemont, IL – November 5, 2019 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communiti...

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Eliza Jumel: From the Bottom to the Top

November 15, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – November 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Comm...

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Understanding Your 2020 Medicare Options

September 27, 2019 - Victory Lakes

Lindenhurst, IL –September 27, 2019 – The Village at Victory Lakes, a Franciscan Community, is...

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Marian Village Celebrates Oktoberfest

September 27, 2019 - Marian Village

Homer Glen, IL – September 27, 2019 –Marian Village in Homer Glen, part of the Franciscan Comm...

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Lemont Classic Car Club Visits Franciscan Village

September 23, 2019 - Marian Village

Lemont, IL – August 29, 2019 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communitie...

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Marian Village Presents: Sally Field as Portrayed by Jenny Riddle

September 19, 2019 - Marian Village

Homer Glen, IL –August 29, 2019 –Marian Village in Homer Glen, part of the Franciscan Communit...

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Eldon Fredericks’ Classic Car Show

September 15, 2019 - University Place

West Lafayette, IN – August 12, 2019 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Francisc...

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St. Jude House Hosts 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil

September 13, 2019 - Corporate

The community is invited to honor victims of domestic violence and celebrate survivors Learn More

Annual “Villa Fest” To Kick-Off Fall Season

September 8, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – September 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Discover Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

September 5, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – September 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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Ravenna: The City of Mosaics

September 5, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – September 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Com...

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The Jetson’s and the Day After Tomorrow

August 29, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – August 12, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Commu...

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Julie Andrews’ Memoir

August 23, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Lemont, IL – August 12, 2019 – Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communitie...

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Southern Fish Fry at University Place

August 23, 2019 - University Place

West Lafayette, IN – August 12, 2019 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Francisc...

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Mount Alverna Village Utilizes Technology to Improve Senior Care

August 14, 2019 - Mount Alverna Village

Parma, OH –August 13, 2019 –Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are on the rise, so Mount ...

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Discover Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

July 31, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Summ...

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Franciscan Village Presents “The Theory of Retrogenesis”

July 30, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communities, is hosting an informational ...

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OUR VERY OWN “WGN FRIDAY FLYOVER”

July 26, 2019 - Franciscan Village

“WGN FRIDAY FLYOVER”

FRANCISCAN VILLAGE HAD A VISIT FROM TH...

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Addolorata Villa Hosts “Music Under the Stars” Event

July 25, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting “Music Under...

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Chicago’s Golden Age of Department Stores

July 17, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Summ...

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Dedication Mass and Blessing at Ancora Memory Support

July 16, 2019 - Mount Alverna Village

On Tuesday, July 16, the Most Rev. Bishop Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, celebrated a D...

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St. Jude House Receives Grant from Legacy Foundation

July 12, 2019 - Corporate

Indoor and outdoor security enhanced with upgrade and expansion

Crow...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Hollywood: Leading Men & Women”

May 29, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communities, has invited Tim Wilsey to do...

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Reservations Taken for New Ancora Memory Support

May 6, 2019 - Mount Alverna Village

Ancora Memory Support at Mount Alverna Village is currently accepting reservations for seniors...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Hollywood Love Affairs”

April 24, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communities, has invited Tim Wilsey to do...

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University Place Presents “The Upside of Rightsizing”

April 24, 2019 - University Place

University Place, a Franciscan Community, presents “The Upside of Rightsizing” on Wednesday, A...

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St. Jude House Announces New Director

November 16, 2018 - Corporate

St. Jude House, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, has appointed Ryan Elinkowski ...

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Acquisition of Senior Living Community in Normal, IL

September 29, 2018 - Corporate, Village at Mercy Creek

Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, today announced it has ...

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A Living History Vignette

- University Place

West Lafayette, IN –September 5, 2019 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Francis...

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