News and Events
Updates for Our Family and Friends
We are following all CDC and Department of Health guidelines for social distancing.
Please call our community COVID-19 hotline 630-415-1978 for the most recent up-to-date information about Villa St Benedict.
If you would like to hear community resident announcements from Executive Director, Kathy DiCristina, call on Fridays at 2:00pm for Residents and Family members Dial-in number: 1-425-436-6347 Access Code: 305418.
We are creating more ways for you to connect with your loved ones:
- Email them directly or us at email@example.com so we can get them your message.
- Schedule video chats (please use the contact form to schedule the video chat)
- Follow us on Facebook
Marketing and Life Enrichment teams are providing one on one visits to residents using Facetime or Zoom. Visit our Video Chat Sign-Up Page to schedule a time to video chat with your loved one.
The only entry for employees are the main entrances into the Villa Center and Administration building. All personnel are being screened upon entering the building.
Residents are being well cared for. Every day our nursing management team is participating in phone webinars with Benedictine Infection Control Experts/Medical team to stay up to date on the most recent corona-virus updates.
Since communal dining has been discouraged, we are providing Grab & Go and Room Delivery for our residents. Independent Living is provided Grab & Go breakfasts and lunches, and Room Delivery for dinner. Assisted living residents have all three meals delivered daily by the culinary team and continued support from other teams.
Families and friends
Loved ones are dropping off groceries and other items. Please contact us if you need to make any arrangements.
Daily prayer continues over the Chapel channel system.
Life Enrichment team
Continually strive to find ways to keep the resident stimulated. Please connect with us on Facebook for updates on activities.
The Residents and Associates
have been amazing... We are working together to ride the wave and see it through. Please, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call and speak with our leadership team members.
Upcoming Events Postponed Until Further Notice.
Residents & Community Updates
Notes from May 2020 Resident Newsletter
The residents of Villa St. Benedict are blessed with a wonderful staff, dedicated workers who come here to make sure that we have everything we need during the current health crisis.
Thank you to Administration for making the necessary difficult decisions that are designed to maintain the good health of both residents and staff.
Thank you to the Concierges for keeping us informed and making sure that all channels of communication are open.
Thank you to the Culinary Department for preparing our food, delivering it to our homes, and catering to our needs.
Thank you to Facilities and to Environmental Services for making sure that we are comfortable, for maintaining a healthy environment, and for cleaning and disinfecting the public spaces.
Thank you to the Life Enrichment staff for providing activities that promote both physical well-being and intellectual challenges.
Thank you to Marketing for stepping in where needed, whether delivering packages, manning the front desk, or answering questions.
Thank you to the department heads who, according to VSB CEO, Kathy DiCristina, recognized early that adjustments would have to be made as COVID-19 came ever closer to Lisle. And those adjustments have been met with a spirit of good humor and full cooperation. Kathy said the general staff attitude has been “all hands on deck”.
We are grateful!
Birthdays are still celebrated - even at physical distancing!
Mary's family wouldn't miss her special day. They honored her on the front lawn of Villa Center while Mary was surprised from her balcony. Happy birthday, Mary!
Distance won't stop the Joy of Dance group from getting together!
Here's Judy, fully connected on her devices, spending time on Zoom with her dance group.
Thank you to our dedicated caregivers and staff!
You have gone above and beyond in these challenging times, and we are grateful for each of you and for the care you show our residents and their families.
Here's a fun way to send flowers!
Judy just received this beautiful card and "flower bouquet" from her daughter.
Heartfelt Messages from Residents to their Loved Ones
Our residents are in good spirits. Here are some of their messages to family and friends.
See more photos and videos of life at Villa St. Benedict on our Facebook Page
Life Enrichment initiated Hallway Sing-a-Long, and each floor is being entertained! Here's our very talented staff member JoEllyn from Marketing singing on the First Floor. She’s singing on every floor in the Villa Center, and soon, Benedale!
See more photos and videos of life at Villa St. Benedict on our Facebook Page
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!
Lyn Tietz – Scenes of Nature
On display in the Art Gallery, 2nd floor of the Villa Center
Lyn Tietz has been living in the western suburbs for 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has an Associate’s Degree from the College of DuPage in Interior Design. After attending art classes, she began her exploration into painting, and continues to take classes and workshops with many noted instructors.
She started painting 20 years ago with watercolor. Since then, she expanded her skillset to include pastel, acrylic, colored pencil, inks, and oil paints and has won awards in each of the mediums. Having lived in the Midwest for many years, her inspiration comes from the wonders of nature and the changes of the seasons.
Outside of painting, she owns an interior design business, teaches flower arranging, and is part of the DuPage, LaGrange, Oak Brook, and Addison Art Leagues. Her work is regularly exhibited at the Addison Galleria, LaGrange Art League, and DuPage Art League.
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.