It Happens Through The Village


From their own homes, adults 50+ living throughout Chicago’s diverse north side neighborhoods have found community, engagement and fun!   The Village connects members to each other and to the resources that support a vibrant, secure later life. If you want possibilities and choices, the Village is for you. (Read more.)


We invite you to join us:

Become a member, volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation, be a sponsor, endorse our effort.







The New Longevity

Harvard Social Psychologist Ellen Langer explores the relationship between expectations of aging and physiological signs of health. Read the New York Times article here.


The Stanford Center on Longevity: Redesigning Long Life

The Center studies the nature and development of the human life span, looking for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 in order to improve the well-being of people of all ages. Vist this informative web site here.


Stay in Your Own Home or Move?

Read all about when and how to make the decision, and how the Village can help you stay put – plus some alternatives including inter-generational living and shared housing. Click here to read more.



The Village Makes a Commitment to Veterans

Click here to read more.


The Village in the News!


Click here to read the latest Village newsletter!


Click here to watch a segment featuring the Village movement on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight!

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The Word is Out!

The New York Times says, “An offshoot of the sharing economy, virtual villages are popping up all over the country. Currently, there are 190 villages in 40 states, … [with] another 185 virtual villages on the drawing boards as baby boomers … begin gravitating towards them. Read the article here.


Click here to check out our Village’s spotlight article in Crain’s Chicago Business!


Click here to read an article on our Village and the Village movement featured in the Chicago Tribune.


Worried About Your Parents Living Alone?

That’s not surprising – 75% of adult children do. NBC’s Brian Williams thinks  a Village is the perfect solution for his family – click here to see their story.  If you want to talk it over just call us 773-248-8700. seprator

Videos About Village Life

If you want to see what Village life is all about, these vignettes will show you.






Upcoming Events


Ann Sather’s Thanksgiving with Paulette Whitt

Thursday, November 26

2:00 – 4:30 PM

Ann Sather (909 W. Belmont)

Members & Guests— $19.95 (not including tax, tip, and cost of beverages.)

Join Paulette for a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the wonderful Ann Sather restaurant featuring roast turkey with dressing and all the traditional sides and desserts. Call the Village office to reserve your spot.

Women’s Discussion Group:

World’s Finest Costumes

Tuesday, December 1

10:30—12:00 PM

Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark)

Members & Guests—free

Self-hosted lunch to follow at North & Clark Café

Petra Slinkard, Curator of Costumes of the Chicago History Museum, will give a   presentation with pictures and lead a discussion on the  museum’s finest collection of costumes. Click here to register.

Death Café

Wednesday, December 2

10:30—12:00 PM

North & Clark Café (1601 N. Clark)

Members & Guests—free

Join this discussion-based group for an opportunity to discuss death in a safe and confidential atmosphere. Share stories, experiences, beliefs and concerns while listening to the perspective of others. Please note that this is not a counseling or bereavement group. Click here to register.


Village 6th Anniversary & Benefit

See pictures and read about our 6th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit here_DSF5954

"Lincoln Park Village offers an exciting example of adult empowerment that I hope seeds itself throughout Illinois and the country."

-- John K. Holton, Former Director, Illinois Department on Aging