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Love is a Rose at Friendship Village

Love Is A Rose Friendship Village Rose Donation

Residents and staff of Briarwood Healthcare Center and Willows Assisted Living of Friendship Village senior living in Schaumburg, received beautiful red roses and heart-shaped pins.

Friendship Village of Schaumburg

Hundreds of long-stemmed roses resulted in hundreds of smiles, clearly visible even behind their masks.

Residents and staff of Briarwood Healthcare Center and Willows Assisted Living of Friendship Village senior living in Schaumburg, received beautiful red roses and heart-shaped pins last week. The gifts were from Love is a Rose, a not-for-profit organization founded by area residents Sid and Kathy Fey of Sid Fey Designs.

The program, which was founded more than a year ago, was the result of the Feys realizing that "healing and kindness" seems to be in short demand these days.

"There almost seems to be a paradigm shift of what it means to be a human being. So we decided to do something about that," said Sid.

The mission of Love is a Rose, is to give roses with an inspirational message of love and kindness to a million "heroes of the decade" including caregivers and the people for whom they care, first responders, teachers, and more.

The delivery of the roses to Friendship Village was a classic example of one good turn deserving another. The Feys identified the retirement community to receive roses after Sid read a media story about the independent living residents of the community, and their own dedication to service and helping others. One of their many volunteer enterprises has traditionally included the annual Martin Luther King Day service project of making sack lunches for other seniors in the area.

On March 25th, Love is a Rose delivered approximately 800 roses to the staff and residents in skilled care and assisted living at Friendship Village. The impact of the beautiful gift was clear as the recipients clearly felt the kindness and love bestowed upon them.

"It is rewarding to know that our residents showing kindness to others in the outside community came full circle bringing them and the staff at Friendship Village gifts of kindness. Our residents look forward to working on more volunteer opportunities in the future so they can continue to share the gift of kindness," said Jeannette Magdaleno, Manager of Life Long Learning and Volunteer Services at Friendship Village.

Friendship Village

Friendship Village is a leading Life Plan retirement community offering independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing care, and short-term rehabilitation services. For more than 40 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information, visit www.FriendshipVillage.org.

See full Daily Herald Article Here.

Love is a Rose at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Rose Donation Nursing Leaders Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

People in photo from left to right.

  • Angela Black, VP Operations, Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital
  • Kate Matousek, VP Operations, Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital
  • Sid Fey, Love Is a Rose
  • Sue McCoy, VP/Chief Nurse Executive, Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital
  • Maura O'Toole, VP Operations, Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital

 

Warrenville resident Sid Fey started "A Decade of Kindness" initiative to bring roses to the staff at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. (Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine)

Sid Fey is spreading love and kindness one rose at a time.

The Warrenville resident started an initiative called, "A Decade of Kindness" where he gives away live roses to people that make a difference, like essential workers and health care workers.

On Thursday, March 18, he delivered over 800 roses to the nursing staff at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

The roses come in a plastic box with a water tube and include a button that says either "love," "kindness," or "I am loved."

Senior leadership delivered the roses to staff throughout the day.

See full Daily Herald Article Here.

See full Patch Article Here.

See ABC 7 News clip Here.

Below is a Thank You Card from Northwestern Medicine

Thank You Card from Northwestern Medicine

Love Is A Rose NFP Fox News 32 Chicago Interview

Local man works to spread kindness by giving away roses

A local man is on a mission to heal the Chicago area -- and beyond -- with one flower. He wants to give out one-million roses to healthcare workers, nursing home residents, first responders, teachers and more.

See Fox 32 News clip Here.

Love is a Rose at Northwestern Medicine Orthopedics

Good afternoon Sid,

I would like to thank you and your team for the roses and inspirational words for the RMG Orthopedics. Lots of smiles and positive conversation of gratitude. You made the staffs day! You and your company are making a big difference to each and every health care worker.

Have a great weekend,

Sherry

Love is a Rose at Silver Cross Hospital

Love Is A Rose Silver Cross Rose Donation

Dear Sid and Love Is A Rose Team,

WOWEEEEEE!!!!!! Where to even begin?

Thank you all so kindly for the incredible roses that you have delivered to the entire NM Ortho Team members in Warrenville. The love, excitement and appreciation seen was incredible! PSR's, MA's, RN's, PA's, APN's and MD's all enjoyed the sweet surprise â€" so amazing! Thank you for making our day, having us feel the love, warmth and care that came with the delightful rose.

The Kindness pins and message from the rose boxes are pinned up to many of the recipients desks in our phone room. This is a great reminder of what you all stand for. Each of you have over exceeded in kindness and we can't thank you enough for who you are and what you do.

May you continue on this journey as you are touching lives and reminding those how awesome they are. You all are angels and made us feel like a million bucks. Thank you so much for the love, joy, excitement and hope you have instilled in us.

Keep up the fight, continue to be strong and thank you for making us feel so special.

Blessings, hope and strength to you all,

Beth Frigo RN

See full Press Release Here.

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