News and Events
Wonderful things happen every day at Villa St. Benedict.
RSVP to any of the events below by calling 630-852-0345.
TAG: I’m the POA. What now?
This presentation, by Trinity Advocacy Group, will help you understand and come to grips with the new responsibilities you have been given as the Power of Attorney of a family member or loved one. Light refreshments will be served.
Catholic Four Corners
Learn how Villa St. Benedict, The Sacred Heart Monastery, St. Procopius Abbey, Benedictine University and Benet Academy make up what is known as the “Catholic Four Corners.”
Presented by Sr. Mary Bratrsovsky. Please RSVP by June 11th.
Noodle Volleyball: Residents vs Staff
The residents and staff of Villa St. Benedict recently competed in a hotly contested, and friendly, game of noodle volleyball. This program is just one of the many examples of the interaction between the residents and staff that makes Villa St. Benedict more than just the area’s premier senior living community. It makes us a family.
A Testimonial Of Love
Ron and Betty Krupp went on Windy City Live to share the secrets to their loving and lasting marriage, of 56 years, on Valentine's Day!
VSB Honors its Employees
Villa St. Benedict held its annual "Employee Appreciation Party" for all of the amazing and hardworking members of the VSB staff! The employees enjoyed a "Rock Through The Ages" themed party with good food, a raffle of great prizes and the generosity of the Villa St. Benedict residents through their donations to the "Employee Appreciation Fund." Villa St. Benedict is always proud to honor the employees that make our community and our residents lives so great!
The Nature Artists
Now on display in the Independent Living Center Art Gallery of Villa St. Benedict is the work of Evelyn Grala.
Evelyn Grala is a naturalist and an artist. Although she paints many subjects, birds are her passion. She enjoys observing, sketching and producing fine art paintings of all the wonderful wildlife around us. Trained as an illustrator, Evelyn spent a few years as a production artist in the graphic industry. If you are old enough to remember the Sears Catalog or Hershner’s Crafts, you will have seen some of her work. She also illustrated books and pamphlets for a religious publisher. After many years of operating her own picture framing business to provide income; she retired. Having the time as a birding enthusiast, Evelyn finally enrolled in a Course in Bird Biology from Cornell University and received a certificate. This was a little something she had desired to do in an effort to better understand her favorite subject the birds.
Exhibit - For The Birds
Villa St. Benedict has partnered with “The Nature Artists’ Guild” which has expanded over the years, since its inception, now boasting a membership of over 100 artists. Members of the guild are encouraged to grow and share their artistic abilities through group paint outs and presentations at regular meetings.
The following artists will have their work on display at Villa St. Benedict throughout the year.
Check back for dates.
Evelyn Grala — May/ Jun. - Acrylic painting (birds and animals)
Nancy Staszak — Jul/ Aug. - Mixed media collage
Mary Ann Jimenez — Sept/Oct - Colored pencil and silverpoint
A Blessing of the newly restored roof over Villa St. Benedict and Sacred Heart Monastery by Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
Back on Thursday, December 6th, the Villa St. Benedict "Joy of Dance" group performed their annual winter showcase in front of a packed house in the Villa Center Piazza! The group showed off everything they have learned through hours of dedicated practicing, by performing well-choreographed dances to the tune of hit songs from some of cinema's biggest films throughout the years.
Here are a few newsworthy accomplishments and announcements involving our residents and employees.
What sets VSB apart is loving, caring, hard-working people who go above and beyond for our residents every day. Our turnover is low, and our staff and residents are family. This month we decided to do a small video series about some of our staff who are known for exceeding expectations, and who have been with Villa St. Benedict a long time. Please enjoy these wonderful people. These are the type of people you want taking care of your family.
For a true insider glimpse about what it's like to call Villa St. Benedict home, listen to these residents share their impressions.
VSB Dining Venues, Events & Staff
On Tuesday, April 23rd our residents and staff enjoyed a "Whiskey Tasting" presented by the Villa St. Benedict Culinary Department. The attendees sampled six different whiskey's and Bourbon's, along with delicious appetizer's. The food samplings offered, included Bourbon Battered Smoked Cheddar with Tomato-Bacon Jam, Grilled Chicken and Irish Porter Cheddar Dumpling with Corn Sauce. Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops with Grilled Shishito Pepper Sauce and Smoked Sea Salt, with a dessert of Dark Chocolate Bourbon.