News and Events
Wonderful things happen every day at Villa St. Benedict.
RSVP to any of the events below by calling 630-852-0345.
Living Your Best Life Expo
This is not your typical senior expo. This event highlights products and services designed for seniors looking for a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, raffles & live entertainment. Please RSVP by September 4th by calling 630-852-0345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right Sizing Presentation
Tammy Bilek of Honoring Aging will discuss the perfect ways to downsize all of your possessions, as you move to the next stage of your life. Please RSVP by September 10th by calling 630-852-0345 or emailing email@example.com.
Bone Health Seminar
Kristin Gustashaw of Rush University will give an informative seminar on all the different ways for you to achieve optimal bone health in your daily life. Please RSVP by September 16th by calling 630-852-0345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
ARTIST STATEMENT: By Nancy L. Staszak
"I am a retired elementary school Art teacher from Woodridge, Illinois. I was born in New York in the midst of the blizzard of 1947. While I wasn’t born with a crayon in my hand, my Mom gave me some soon after and I have drawn and painted ever since.
I loved to roam the woods and meadows near our Michigan home, and drew everything in sight and even things that weren’t!
I love dinosaurs and birds. Any animal fascinates me, the wilder the better. I am hoping to do more with dinosaur fossil images since we took a trip out west a few months ago and walked along an old riverbed filled with dinosaur footprints!
The Nature Artists Guild of the Morton Arboretum includes artists who work in so many different media! I am always learning something from the other artists there. Most of my dinosaur work is in acrylic paint on canvas, but I am also taking classes at Mayslake in watercolor, which turns out to have very different characteristics. I belong to the Midwest Collage Society too, and have fun creating different papers with tissue and ink and paint and sandpaper and anything you can imagine. Collage is like painting with paper---and gives a whole different effect. Some of the bubbled colors from Citra Solv suggest oceans and extra-terrestrial worlds. There are endless opportunities to play with the materials and learn something new every day."
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.
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.