Rocks of Kindness Project at Friendship Village Senior Living Community in Schaumburg

Last week, residents of Friendship Village senior living community in Schaumburg participated in Cross Country Mortgage's Rocks of Kindness Project.

In collaboration with the Schaumburg business, the residents painted rocks with inspiring and positive messages to be shared around the greater Schaumburg area. Cross Country Mortgage provided the materials, asking residents of the retirement community to help "spread light and positivity in our community," explained Amanda De La Matta, lifestyles activity coordinator at Friendship Village.

"The residents were thrilled to participate."

Inspired several years ago by a woman in Massachusetts, the international Kindness Rocks Project is a program in which participants paint colorful and uplifting messages on stones that are made available for people to pick up, keep, and enjoy.

Friendship Village

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

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.