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!
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 140 villages in 40 states, … [with] another 120 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.
CHICAGO’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR:
THE STORY OF CAMP DOUGLAS
Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark)
Saturday, February 28
10:00 – 11:45 AM
Members – $5; Guests – $10
Camp Douglas in Chicago played a major role in the Civil War in housing Confederate prisoners and training Black troops. Join David Keller, Director of the Camp Douglas Restoration and an expert in the Civil War, Civil War prison camps and 19th Century Chicago history, as he shares the Camp Douglas story. Click here to register.
NAVIGATING LIFE’S CRISES: A GERIATRICS RESEARCH COLLABORATION BETWEEN NORTHWESTERN’S FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND LINCOLN PARK VILLAGE
Center for Life and Learning (126 E. Chestnut)
Tuesday, March 10
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Members & Guests – Free
Are you prepared for what may happen in your health future? In partnership with the Center for Life and Learning, Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, head of Geriatrics at Northwestern University, will speak on a collaboration between Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Lincoln Park Village to help older adults navigate the most common health crises that occur in one’s 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 100’s. Come get informed and better prepared for your health future. Learn how you can play a role in research to improve the lives of older adults living in Chicago and across the nation. Click here to register.
I’M OVER 50:
IS BEING MY OWN BOSS RIGHT FOR ME?
Church of the Three Crosses (333 W Wisconsin Ave)
Thursday, March 12
5:30 – 6:00PM- Networking
6:00 – 7:00PM- Program
Members – Free; Guests – $10
Join Jeff Williams, CEO of Bizstarts.com to hear him speak about the benefits of starting your own business after 50 and the ways to be successful. Over 25% of new businesses starting in the U.S> today are managed by someone over the age of 50. Get the information you need in order to decide if being your own boss is an attractive work option for you. Click here to register.
"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