Friendship Village residents enjoy Paint and Sip program

  • Residents with their finished paintings

    Residents with their finished paintings Courtesy of Friendship Village

Updated 7/16/2021 10:22 PM

German artist Joseph Beuys said, "Everyone is an artist."

This statement proved to be gloriously true as residents of Friendship Village senior living community in Schaumburg painted beautiful fields of dandelions under the tutelage of Amanda De La Matta and Joshlyn Johnson, lifestyle activity coordinators.


Almost two dozen residents participated in a Paint and Sip program, creating lovely renderings as wine was served.

"We love giving our residents the opportunity to try new things, pursue long-time favorite hobbies, and everything in between," said Jill Steco, director of lifestyles. "The finished paintings were really beautiful, and the residents enjoyed themselves tremendously!"

Friendship Village is a leading Life Plan retirement community offering independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing care, and short-term rehabilitation services. For more than 40 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information, visit