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‘Chatter Boxes’ help Mount Alverna residents, families communicate during pandemic

June 2, 2020 - Mount Alverna Village

A concrete pad on either side of the front doors at Mount Alverna Village in Parma found a special use during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Patr...

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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,

Today, Palm Sunday, begins Holy Week. We all know that it will be much different this year. There will be no processions with palms, no service...

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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 Communities, is hosting, “The Irish in Hollywood” on Thursday, March 26, from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm at their campus located at 15624 Marian Drive in Homer Glen. Learn More

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 Franciscan Communities, is hosting an informational presentation in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, titled “Understanding Alzheimer’s and ...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “A Wee Bit About Bonnie Scotland,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “Aaron Burr: The American Intrigue,” presented in partnership with Harper College, ...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “Germany and Israel-Unlikely Friendship,” presented in partnership with Harper Coll...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “Jane Addams: A Chicago Original,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on...

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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 Communities, has invited guest speaker Marge Garbacz to lead a discussion on Wednesday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m. centering around ways you can make Lent differe...

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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 Franciscan Communities, is hosting an educational presentation about women’s suffrage in Indiana on Wednesday, March 11, from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, in their Univer...

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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 Franciscan Communities, is hosting the Freetown Village Singers on Thursday, February 27, from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, in their University Place Education and Great ...

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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 Communities, has invited historian Leslie Goddard to do a free, entertaining talk about the “Little Black Dress” on Monday, February 17, at 3:00 pm on their c...

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Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Addolorata Villa Offers Lifelong Learning Institute Program – Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the LifeLong Lea...

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Two By Hemingway

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Addolorata Villa Offers Lifelong Learning Institute Program – Two By Hemingway

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the LifeLong Learning Institute progr...

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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 Communities, is hosting an informational presentation by guest speaker Julie P. Kollada, CDP, Franciscan Care Solutions Managing Partner, titled, “I thoug...

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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 “Holocaust Speakers Bureau: My Family’s Experience” on Wednesday, January 15, from 2:30 pm-3:45 pm, on their campus located at 1700 Lindberg Road in West L...

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Addolorata Villa Offers LLI Program – 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 Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “A History of Popular Christmas Carols and Songs,” presented in partnership with Harper ...

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Franciscan Village Presents “Eat Well, Live Healthy: How to Feed A Healthy Heart”

December 18, 2019 - Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village in Lemont, part of the Franciscan Communities, is hosting an informational Chef’s Fare event titled, “Eat Well, Live Healthy: How to Feed A Healthy Heart” at their campus located at 1270 Village Drive on Wednesday, December 1...

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Addolorata Villa Offers LLI Program – Archaeology Uncovers Mystery of Atlantis

December 12, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

Wheeling, IL – November 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “Archaeology Uncovers Mystery of Atlantis,” presented in partnership with Harper College...

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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 Communities, is hosting an informational presentation, in partnership with the Better Business Bureau, titled “Learn More

University Place: 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle Holiday Event

December 5, 2019 - University Place

University Place, a Franciscan Community, presents “Jingle & Mingle” on Thursday, December 5, from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm, on their campus located at 1700 Lindberg Road in West Lafayette.

This is an opportunity for seniors to explore our fe...

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U.S. News & World Report Names Four Franciscan Communities 2019-20 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 the 19% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The include A...

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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 Communities, is hosting an informational presentation by guest speaker Hadi Finerty, from the Alzheimer’s Association, who will be focusing on “Healthy Living ...

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Addolorata Villa Offers LLI Program – 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 Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “Eliza Jumel: From the Bottom to the Top,” presented in partnership with Harper College,...

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Understanding Your 2020 Medicare Options” Hosted by The Village at Victory Lakes

September 27, 2019 - Victory Lakes

Lindenhurst, IL –September 27, 2019 – The Village at Victory Lakes, a Franciscan Community, is hosting “Understanding Your 2020 Medicare Options” on Wednesday, October 23, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on their campus, located at 1121 Arbor Circle...

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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 Communities, is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Thursday, October 24, from noon-1:00 pm at their campus located at 15624 Marian Drive in Homer Glen....

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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 Communities, is welcoming the Lemont Classic Car Club to their campus, located at 1270 Village Drive in Lemont, on Monday, September 23 from 1p.m.-3p.m.

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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 Communities, is hosting, “Sally Field as Portrayed by Jenny Riddle” on Thursday, September 19, from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm at their campus located at 15624 Marian Dr...

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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 Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Eldon Fredericks’ Class Car Show on Sunday, September 15 from 11:00am-3:00 pm.

Classic Cars by the Lafayett...

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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

Crown Point, September 13, 2019:  St. Jude House will host its 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, October ...

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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 Communities, will be hosting its Annual Villa Fest event on Sunday, September 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-filled event is open to the community...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “Explore Sicily and Malta,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Wednesday,...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “Ravenna: the City of Mosaics,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Tuesda...

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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 Communities, will be hosting the Fall 2019 LifeLong Learning Institute program, “The Jetson’s and the Day After Tomorrow,” presented in partnership with Ha...

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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 Communities, is hosting an informational presentation by guest speaker Jenny Riddle titled, “Julie Andrews’ Home: The Early Years” on Friday, August 23 at 11am....

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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 Franciscan Communities, is hosting a Southern Fish Fry on Friday, August 23 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

Area seniors are invited to join us for a bite to ea...

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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 Alverna Village in Parma, OH, added 42 fully-furnished, private and semi-private studio apartments for their person-centered Ancora Memory Support pro...

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Addolorata Villa Offers LLI Program – Discover Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

July 31, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Summer of Learning 2019 LifeLong Learning Institute program, “Discover nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island,” presented in partnership with Harper College...

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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 presentation by guest speaker Julie P. Kollada, CDP, Franciscan Care Solutions Managing Partner, focusing on the Theory of Retrogenesis on Tuesday, Ju...

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OUR VERY OWN “WGN FRIDAY FLYOVER”

July 26, 2019 - Franciscan Village

“WGN FRIDAY FLYOVER”

FRANCISCAN VILLAGE HAD A VISIT FROM THE WGN-9 TRAFFIC HELICOPTER WITH REPORTER SARAH JINDRA.

ON JULY 26TH, EVERYONE AT OUR COMMUNITY GAVE A WARM “FRANCIS...

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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 the Stars,” featuring the Reunion Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, July 25 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Summer evenings are a great time to enjoy the b...

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Addolorata Villa Offers LLI Program – 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 Summer of Learning 2019 LifeLong Learning Institute program, “Chicago’s Golden Age of Department Stores,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on...

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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 Dedication Mass in the new Portiuncula Chapel in Ancora Memory Support at Mount Alverna Village.  The Mass was followed by a blessing of the rehabilita...

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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

Crown Point, July 12, 2019: St. Jude House received a $6,545 grant from the Legacy Foundation’s Lake County Community Fund to enhance the shelter...

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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 a free, entertaining talk about Hollywood’s leading men and women over the past 30 years on Wednesday, May 29, at 2:00 pm on their campus located at ...

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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 with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia in anticipation of its June 2019 grand opening. The addition of memory support services enables the senio...

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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 a free, entertaining talk about “Hollywood Love Affairs” on Wednesday, April 24, at 2:00 pm on their campus located at 1270 Franciscan Drive.

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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, April 24, from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm, on their campus located at 1700 Lindberg Road in West Lafayette.

This free, informational session is for seniors...

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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 the new Director of their ministry effective November 1, 2018. Elinkowski is an experienced social services manager who will be utilizing his skills i...

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Franciscan Ministries Announces 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 acquired Mercy Creek, a senior living community in Normal, IL, previously owned and operated by Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community. Built in 2012,...

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A Living History Vignette

- University Place

West Lafayette, IN –September 5, 2019 –University Place in West Lafayette, part of the Franciscan Communities, is hosting “Bound for Passage” on Monday, October 7, from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Forced from her home in Ireland, Maggie Delaney, al...

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