This Is Our Village
There is nothing else like the Village. From their own homes and neighborhoods, adults 50+ from all over Chicago’s north side have found community, connection, engagement and fun. If you want to live a life filled with possibilities and choices, the Village is for you. (Read more.)
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.
Village Wins the Promising Practice Award
At the 5th Annual National Village Gathering of the Village to Village Network (VtVN), Lincoln Park Village was awarded the “Promising Practice of the Year Award” for Governance. We are proud to lead the way in the national Village movement, which is inventing a different future for older adults in America.(Read more)
The Village in the News!
The Word is Out!
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.
Videos About Village Life
If you want to see what Village life is all about, these vignettes will show you.
ALASKA TRAVELS: THREE TRIPS, THREE WAYS
Sunday, November 23
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon)
Members & Guests – Free
Tails, talons, totem poles and more! Enjoy Alaska three ways in this 90-minute talk and slide show by Village members who explored Alaska this past year. Rick Stuckey lived aboard a retired crab boat and got up close to the grizzly bears in Katmai National Park; Anchorage was home base for Betty Kolb who took a day cruise where there were 26 glaciers and visited a wildlife conservation center where she was able to see Alaskan animals up close; and Tom & Dianne Campbell hiked Denali National Park and cruised the Inside Passage from Sitka to Glacier Bay. Stay to view the hallway photography exhibit Take Flight! Alaska from Above: Photography by Mark Reed and explore the Nature Museum.
THE PRIZEFIGHTER AND THE PLAYWRIGHT
Thursday, December 4
University Club of Chicago (76 E. Monroe)
Members – $25; Guests – $35
The Village has reserved a table at the University Club to hear Jay Tunney talk about his book, The Prizefighter and the Playwright. It is about the friendship between playwright Bernard Shaw and Jay’s father Gene Tunney, the undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion. The story of two Irish minds united in love of the word and a mutual affection, the book explains why celebrated writers like Shaw, and Thornton Wilder and Ernest Hemingway, thought the world of Gene Tunney and were proud to know him. “The story has helped to put the soul back into an author (Shaw) who hid his humanity behind a screen of words.” The Prizefighter and the Playwright is now in its second printing and soon to begin production as a documentary.
LGBT MOVIE ENCOUNTERS:
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
Sunday, December 7
1:00 – 3:30 PM
Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted)
Members & Guests – Free
This film series examines the role of Hollywood in the emergence of the LGBT community into mainstream society. The third film in the series is The Kids Are Alright. For more information on film, click here. For more information on the series, click here.
"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