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.
Coffee for Prospective Members
Saturday, February 13
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Village Office (2502 N Clark)
Members & Guests – free
This informal coffee for prospective members provides an opportunity to learn more about Village life as well as meet Village Executive Director Dianne Campbell. Please click here to register online or call the Village office.
Boost Your Brain Series
Saturdays, February 20-April 16
(except March 26)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Village Office (2502 N Clark)
Members – $32 & Guests – $48
Research suggests that risk for dementia is due to lifestyle behaviors we can change. This eight-week course presents evidence-based “brain-healthy” behaviors. To learn more and register. To learn more, click here.
The Explorers Club
Sunday, March 13
3:00 PM – Performance
Windy City Playhouse
(3014 W. Irving Park)
Members – $18; Guests – $23
A British men’s club hysterically approaching modernity and the horror of including a woman to the group. NY Daily News says “Brace for comedy!” To learn more & register click here.
Stony Island Arts Bank Private Tour
Tuesday, February 23
4:45 – 6:00 PM
Stony Island Arts Bank
(6760 S. Stony Island)
Members – $15; Guests – $20
Private behind-the-scenes tour including collections normally closed to the public. To learn more and register click here.
Village 6th Anniversary & Benefit
See pictures and read about our 6th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit here.
"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