News and Events
Wonderful things happen every day at Villa St. Benedict.
RSVP to any of the events below by calling 630-852-0345.
Downsizing By Design
Pat Cerny-Keplinger, founder of Downsizing by Design, will share with you her tips and secrets to downsizing all that you have accumulated throughout the years, as you prepare to move into the next stage of your life. Light refreshments will be served.
Strohchein Law Group:
Taking Control of Your Future After a New Diagnosis
A new diagnosis of Cancer, Dementia or another disease can be life changing and overwhelming. Join us as we explore some considerations that can help you regain control of your future. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
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 Galley of Villa St. Benedict is the work of Carrie Carlson.
Carrie Carlson is a Chicagoland native. She earned a BA in Biology and Art from Luther College (Decorah, IA), an MFA in Scientific Illustration from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), and recently an MA in Printmaking from Governors State University (University Park, IL). Since 2001, she has been a full-time high school educator in the south suburbs of Chicago where she has split her years between the science and art departments; teaching Drawing, Painting, International Baccalaureate Visual Arts, as well as Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Horticulture. She also teaches a variety of adult art courses at the Morton Arboretum including linoleum block printing, drawing birds, and field sketching.
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 at throughout the year.
Check back for dates.
Carrie Carlson — Mar/ Apr. - Watercolor and block prints
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 that 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.
Resident and Staff Testimonials
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.
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
"Flyte!" is a demonstration put on for our residents by the Villa St. Benedict Culinary team led by Executive Chef, Christopher Moore. The presentation offers multiple types of food and drink, with each Flyte having its own specific theme and style. This particular display was dubbed “Exotic, Wild and Unpredictable,” offering Korean BBQ Chicken, Pork Cheek Ravioli, Corvina and Whiskey Chocolate Crème Brulee. All meals are prepared in-house and made fresh by our dedicated culinary staff.