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!
Village VIP Membership Card Program
Click here to see the latest way the Village is adding value for its members.Click here to watch a segment featuring the Village movement on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight!
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.
Videos About Village Life
If you want to see what Village life is all about, these vignettes will show you.
Life 3.0 presents Going Boldly Forth: Adventures in Self-Discovery
Tuesday, May 24
5:30 – Reception, 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Program
(60 W. Walton)
Members & Guests – free
John Huston, professional polar explorer, speaks on lessons learned from the North Pole – captivating expedition stories that illustrate success when facing challenges. Life 3.0 is a new Village initiative to support those who are making a transition, often from long-time careers, into new opportunities and territories. Presented in partnership with Newberry Library. To register online, please click here. To register over the phone, call the Village office.
Going Boldly Forth: Lightning Talks about “UnRetirement” Adventures
Thursday, June 9
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Hosts: Karen and Tom Terry
(Illinois & McClurg)
Members – $10 & Guests – $20
Join us for a cocktail reception and the first in a series of events featuring speakers who will share their “unretirement” adventures and self discoveries. Each speaker will deliver a 5-6 minute lightening talk on the topic followed by Q&A and networking. Speakers include Village members Jean Alan (designer and vacation rental host), Bob Spoerri (now in his third start-up post retirement) and Karen Terry (from television producer to life coach). To register online, please click here. To register over the phone, call the Village office.
Lunch for Prospective Members
Saturday, June 11
12:30 – 2:00 PM
(2502 N Clark)
This informal lunch gathering for prospective members provides an opportunity to learn more about Village life as well as meet Village executive director Dianne Campbell. Delicious sandwiches will be provided. To register online, please click here. To register over the phone call the Village office.
7th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Tuesday, June 21
(825 W. Erie @ Halsted)
An evening of cabaret from the great American songbook performed by the new faces and bright lights of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater. Plus… reception, auction, and raffle! Click here to register and pay online. To download, print, or share our flyer, click here. Thank you to our members who have joined the host committee (click here to view the list). For more information on joining the host committee, please call the Village office.
"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