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Jane Addams: A Chicago Original

February 12, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Jane Addams

Wheeling, IL – February 12, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Life Long Learning Institute program “Jane Addams: A Chicago Original,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Thursday, February 27, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.

Social work pioneer, author, organizer, and Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams is best remembered for founding Hull House in Chicago, a “settlement house” that addressed the needs of Chicago’s poverty-stricken families. This course will trace her life, from her well-to-do upbringing in Cedarville, IL, to her work as an activist for world peace.

With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.

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