News and Events
Wonderful things happen every day at Villa St. Benedict.
RSVP to any of the events below by calling 630-852-0345.
A Documentary Screening & Discussion
"Too Soon to Forget:" The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease.
Susan Frick, MSW, LSW, has worked in the Alzheimer's field for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Without Warning, a support program for individuals and families who live with younger onset Alzheimer's. She works with patients and families in the Rush Memory Clinic and with people involved in Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center research studies. She is a highly sought after speaker on Alzheimer's both locally and nationally.
Living with Alzheimer's disease is challenging, changing life for both the person with the disease and their family. But what if someone diagnosed was in their early 60s, 50s or even as young as in their 30s? Younger onset Alzheimer's disease affects people 65 years old or younger.
"Too Soon to Forget" takes an in-depth look at the particulars of younger onset Alzheimer's and provides information to help educate viewers about the effects and its impact. With stories of nine families from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center's support group, Without Warning, this documentary will begin a national conversation that encourages awareness, understanding and acceptance.
The screening and discussion are free to attend, but space is limited.
"Taste and Talk": The Mind Diet with Kristin Gustashaw
After joining us for a chef-prepared lunch, Kristin Gustashaw will detail the 10 foods of the “Mind Diet” and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life to help lower your risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53%.
A Blessing of the newly restored roof over Villa St. Benedict and Sacred Heart Monastery by Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
Celebrating Our Creativity!
Villa St. Benedict is proud to display the beautiful crafts and works of art created by our very own Residents & Staff!
People of Villa St. Benedict
Here are a few newsworthy accomplishments and announcements involving our residents and employees.
What sets VSB apart it's 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.
VSB TOP CHEF!
It's one of our favorite events of the year!
6 chefs battled it out to get the most votes from residents and staff for their carefully crafted dishes. Everyone did an amazing job and the food was spectacular. Congratulations to our Bistro chef, Alex Sargis who took first place at the annual Top Chef competition for his Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake with Remoulade and Fennel Slaw! Kudos to all the participants in the event who made the program a success for residents and staff.