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Turn the Page on Age Featured in Classic Chicago Magazine

Molly Matthias, Mohit Bathija, Darcy Evon, and Peter DiFrancesca outside the Potluck.

  The Village Chicago and Chicago Innovation hosted “A Night for the Ages” on December 7, 2022, featuring the first-ever Turn the Page on Age awards presented to author Patti Temple Rocks and to Gail Zelitzky and Catherine Marienau, hosts of the weekly podcast “Women Over 70.”   Read the article “Debunking Myths on Aging”,  featuring an interview with Village CEO Darcy Evon, at Classic Chicago Magazine.

Village Featured in Sunday Chicago Tribune

Chris Sweda///The Chicago Tribune

September 18 | September 18 | Featuring a beautiful photo of Village members Mel and Pam Washburn (by the Tribune’s Chris Sweda), a recent story in the Chicago Tribune discussed how older adults are using technology to thrive in their communities, and how the Village plays a part. Read the entire article, written by John W. Bateman, on the Tribune site.

Village Recognizes Three Trailblazers in Building an Age-inclusive Society

September 2, 2022 – The Village Chicago presented their annual Trailblazers Awards. to Dr. Becca Levy Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, and the Jane Addams Senior Caucus (organizational award). (more…)

Village Op-Ed on Ageism in the Chicago Tribune

photo by Ira Nicolai//Getty Images

July 11, 2022 | The Chicago Tribune published an op-ed on ageism by Village CEO Darcy Evon and Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of Chicago Innovation: “Here’s the thing about ageism. Everyone is getting older — all day, every day. So where’s the logic in age bias, even if it’s well-meaning, against those of us who get older before we do?” Go to the Tribune’s site for the entire op-ed.

Volunteers are Central to the Spirit of the Village

April 30, 2022 | April is National Volunteer Month, and the Village Chicago would like to thank the dozens of volunteers who contribute everyday to its purpose and goals. “Most of our volunteers are members helping members, but we also engage members in serving those in the broader community and  many non-members who want to participate in the Village community.”says Darcy Evon Village CEO .  (more…)

Ready to Watch: Our Thought Leader Event–Ageist, Racist? Who, Me?

March 15, 2022 | The Village Chicago is pleased to share a video of our recent Thought Leader event, “Ageist, Racist, Who, Me?” featuring Ashton Applewhite,  award-winning activist, author of  This Chair Rocks – A Manifesto Against Ageism and Village Board Member Molly Matthias of Facing History and Ourselves, Chicago (more…)

Sponsor Home Instead Honors The Village Chicago

 Home InsteadFebruary 22, 2022 |The Village Chicago is pleased to announce the receipt of a special grant from Home Instead  for the Village’s unique Brain Health and Memory Loss program.   (more…)


A Special, Intergenerational Valentine

February 14, 2022 |This past Valentine’s day, Illinois State Representative Margaret Croke asked The Village Chicago to share 100 gift bags made by children at the Play2Day childcare center in Lincoln Park.

‘Musical Pen Pals’ Plays the Right Note

January 4, 2022 | From the Chicago Tribune: “From February through May, the Music Institute of Chicago paired 25 music students, age 6 to 18, with adults age 65 and over. Every other week, the pairs met to share music and conversation. A grant from the RRF Foundation for Aging made it possible for the music institute to partner with five social service agencies to locate seniors for the program: Highland Park Senior Center, North Shore Senior Center in Northfield, Senior Connections in Evanston, The Village Chicago and Westminster Place in Evanston.”  Click here to read more.

The Village Celebrates at the Lakefront

July 7, 2018 | From Classic Chicago Magazine: Like characters from a Fitzgerald tale, many of the 414 guests at the ninth annual Village Chicago gala lingered at waters’ edge as twilight appeared. Others explored the city’s most tempting new party venue, Theater on the Lake, bidding at auction tables beckoning cruises, getaways, and takeaway treasurers. Watching the mingling, catching the cordial conversations, who would think that the hard task of hitting a new record net of $130,000 could be so much fun? Click here to read the article, including photos of the celebration.

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