Turn The Page On Age

Chicago Innovation and The Village Chicago invite you to Uniting Generations, an event that celebrates the inspiring power of cross-generational innovation.

  • Discover top perspectives and trends from innovators of different age groups
  • Learn secrets to success for fueling intergenerational collaboration
  • Celebrate the winners of the 2nd annual Turn the Page on Age Awards

Whether you’re 20 years old or 100 years old — or any age in between — join us on December 7th for this special Uniting Generations event.


Luke Tanen, President and CEO, Chicago Innovation

Tom Kuczmarski, Co-founder, Chicago Innovation

Darcy Evon, CEO, The Village Chicago



Imagine a world in which everyone’s abilities are accepted at face value; where skills and strengths are appreciated and utilized without reservation; and where no one is excluded because they are too young, or too old.

That’s a world that has “turned the page on age.”

With funding from the RRF Foundation, The Village Chicago and Chicago Innovation have teamed up to help dismantle age bias with an exciting city-wide campaign, “Turn the Page on Age.”

Highlights from the Kick-off Event

Chicago Tribune Op-ed

Find here a July 11, 2022 op-ed from our CEO, Darcy Evon, and Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder, Chicago Innovation, on the importance of squashing ageism.

Advertising Campaign

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Turn The Page On Age

Simple yet powerful ads that describe what’s possible in a world where age does not define you. From April through December, radio and high visibility media will spread this important message throughout Chicagoland.

Past Events

Kick-off Event

On May 16, The Village Chicago and Chicago Innovation kicked off our Turn the Page on Age campaign with a reception and panel discussion at Victory Gardens Theater. Pictured from left to right above are: Michael Puente (WBEZ), Kim Hunt (Pride Action Tank), Mary O’Donnell (RRF Foundation for Aging), and Tom Kuczmarski (co-founder, Chicago Innovation).

Ageist? Racist? Who, Me?

In March, we hosted a fascinating conversation with activists Ashton Applewhite and Molly Matthias entitled, “Ageist? Racist? Who, Me?” which was by over 100 people between the live event and the recording. If you missed it, check it out below!

A Night for the Ages

The Village Chicago and Chicago Innovation hosted “A Night for the Ages” on December 7, 2022, featuring a provocative panel discussion of Chicago leaders from their 20’s to their 70’s, including Barbara Gaines, founder of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Jimmy Zollo, Founder and CEO of Joe & Bella, Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO of Farmer’s Fridge, and Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The first-ever Turn the Page on Age awards were presented to author Patti Temple Rocks and hosts Gail Zelitzky and Catherine Marienau for their weekly podcast “Women Over 70.”

Read an article about “A Night for the Ages,” featuring an interview with Village CEO Darcy Evon, at Classic Chicago Magazine.

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