It Happens Through The Village

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Village Makes a Commitment to Veterans

Click here to read more.

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The Village in the News!

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Click here to read our latest April/May 2016 Village newsletter!

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Click here to see the latest way the Village is adding value for its members.sepratorClick 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.

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

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

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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Apple Store Tutorial: Photo Storage & Management

Sunday, July 24
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Apple Store – Lincoln Park
(801 W. North Ave.)
Members and guests – free
Join us at the Apple Store for our private session before the store opens. We’ll work on how to organize photos and delete old ones, move photos from your phone to the ‘cloud’, free up some space but still have access from any Apple device, and how to share with friends and family. And we’ll have time for questions and answers.

The Bells of Summer

Sunday, August 7
4:30-6:30 PM
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
(5850 S. Woodlawn)
Members and guests – free
Self-hosted picnic & BYOB
Village members and guests, along with the members and guests of Hyde Park Village will bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and listen to the recently restored carillon during their final concert of the summer. Members and guests are welcome to climb the 271 steps up the carillon tower 30 minutes before the concert. Note: tower access is not accessible. Carpooling will be coordinated; please indicate if you are willing to drive when registering.
Registration deadline: July 29th.

Coffee for Prospective Members

Wednesday, August 24
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Village Office
(2502 N. Clark)
This informal coffee gathering for prospective members provides an opportunity to learn more about Village life as well as meet Village executive director Dianne Campbell. Call the Village Office to register.

 

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"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