News and Events
Wonderful things happen every day at Villa St. Benedict.
RSVP to any of the events below by calling 630-852-0345.
When is The Right Time to Make
Mona Hunter, LCSW, Manager of Social Services at the Dupage Care Center.
How do you approach the subject of Assisted Living or Memory Care? What are the services & amenities offered? What are the costs involved in providing care? Get all your questions answered about the right time to move to an Assisted Living or Memory Care community.
It Might be Time to Make a Change
Kim Moustis, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Keller Williams.
If your home no longer feels like the ideal space for your needs, you may be considering a change! Kim Moustis leads Downsizing Workshops in the western suburbs and will be sharing great information about how to get started, preparing your home for the market, and looking at options if moving.
What to Do with All This Stuff
Pat Cerny Keplinger, Founder and President, Downsizing by Design.
Mike Murphy, Experienced Appraiser and Estate Sales Expert.
Are you wondering how much money (if any) you can get from selling your belongings? How confident are you in liquidating items or furniture you no longer need? Listen to client stories and get advice on how to ‘project manage’ the process of selling, donating or disposing of household goods.
90 Plus Birthday Party
Who says you can’t have fun at 90+? Villa St. Benedict hosted a lively birthday party for all residents who are 90 years old or older. We enjoy celebrating and honoring our residents and their lives, filled with many memories and events.
Watch a video of our celebration on Facebook: Celebrating our 90 Year Old and Plus Residents
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!
Patricia Mroczka – Watercolor Nature Artist "Every Leaf's a Miracle"
On display in Villa Center 2nd floor Art Gallery
Patricia lives in Downers Grove for more than 35 years. Her love of art began at St. Clara Academy and won a 2nd place at the Milwaukee Art Journal contest in 1959… the first of many awards. She continues to take art classes from prominent artists in the Midwest.
Gardening is both a hobby & inspiration for her art. Patricia’s favorite medium to depict nature is with watercolor. She begins wet-on-wet, then layers watercolor for depth and richness of colors. She completes her paintings by doodling in ink atop the watercolor.
Patricia is a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, and a member of Naperville Art League, Downers Grove Art Guild and Morton Arboretum’s Nature Artists’ Guild. She has been accepted for the alliance of Fine Art’s Best of the Best shows the past 3 years and has received two Honorable Mentions at the Illinois Watercolor Society’s national shows. She was also honored to have her Iris painting used in advertising for the Naperville Riverwalk in 2018.
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.
Learn more about Nature Artists' Guild
A Blessing of the newly restored roof over Villa St. Benedict and Sacred Heart Monastery by Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
In December, Villa St. Benedict’s resident dance group, “Joy of Dance”, performed their annual Winter Showcase in front of a packed house! Themed “Colors”, the group showed off their hours of dedicated practice by performing dance to songs such as “White Christmas”, “Rainbow Connection”, and “Orange Colored Sky”.
For a true insider glimpse about what it's like to call Villa St. Benedict home, listen to these residents share their impressions.
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.
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.