This Is Our Village

There is nothing else like the Village. We serve adults 50+ in Chicago’s north side neighborhoods from River East to Edgewater and beyond. From their own homes, one phone call or mouse click connects members to engaging activities, learning opportunities, ways to be useful, and help if it is needed. And that’s just the beginning.

We are an innovative, member-driven community of people who together are making sure that there are always possibilities and choices in our lives – no matter what. Our community is enhanced every time we welcome a new member. If you were to become a part of the Village, what might you offer? How might your life be enriched?

Village Wins the Promising Practice Award at National Gathering

On November 12 at the 5th Annual National Village Gathering of the Village to Village Network (VtVN),  which was attended by 220 representatives from Villages across the country, Lincoln Park Village was awarded the inaugural “Promising Practice of the Year Award” for Governance.

The founders and builders of Lincoln Park Village always have had the future in mind and plan for it with foresight and integrity. As a result, in the area of governance the Village is mature beyond its years.  We are proud to lead the way in the national Village movement, a movement that is inventing a different future for older adults in America. (Read more)

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The Village in the News!

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

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Village Newsletter Explores Life Transitions: Housing and Living Arrangements

When Village members were interviewed about life transitions, they identified the transition they might make in living arrangements and housing as a concern. Specifically, they wondered about when and how to make that decision and expressed interest in what new options there might be in living arrangements. These issues and more were addressed in the March Village newsletter. Topics covered are:

- Staying Put
- Inter-generational Living
- Alternative House and Living Arrangements
- Making the Decision
- Reverse Mortgages
- Downsizing
- LGBT Housing

Click here to read the information and resource-packed newsletter.

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Videos About Village Life

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

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Worried About Your Parents Living Alone?

That’s not surprising – 75% of adult children do – and Lincoln Park Village may be the answer. NBC’s Brian Williams thinks it’s the perfect solution for his family – click here to see their story. As you browse this website, think of all the Village could do for them – and for you and your peace of mind. If you want to talk it over just call us 773-248-8700.

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Upcoming Events

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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

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Thursday, July 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Church of the Three Crosses (333 W. Wisconsin)

Members & Guests – Free

Ever wonder what it means to practice mindfulness? Join Michelle Taufmann, founder of the Taufmann Group Mindful Solutions, in a workshop to learn about the nature of mindfulness, how it works, and ways it can help you in your everyday life.

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TOUR OF THE ELKS NATIONAL MEMORIAL

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Monday, July 31, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
The Elks National Memorial (2750 N. Lakeview)

Members & Guests – Free

The Elks National Memorial has been a mystery to many. Closed for renovation for quite some time, it is now finally open to the public. Join us for a tour to learn more about the building and history of this organization.

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COFFEE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

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Wednesday, August 13, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Village Office (2502 N. Clark)

Members & Guests – Free

This informational coffee for prospective members provides an opportunity to learn more about Village life as well as meet our Executive Director Dianne Campbell and the rest of the office team.

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HUMOR DOESN’T RETIRE – IMPROV FOR SENIORS

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Friday, August 22, 10:15 AM – 1:15 PM
The Second City Training Center (1608 N. Wells)

Members & Guests – Free

Join us for this free workshop to launch The Second City’s new improv series and give your feedback! Improvisation expands your creativity, helps you think faster on your feet, work better with others, and much more. Socialize while staying sharp and active.

10:15 – 11:00 AM – Village Welcome with coffee and donuts

11:00 – 11:30 AM – Second City Introduction & Program Overview

11:30 – 1:15 PM – Demo Class

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

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