Longevity in the news

Putting In Place an A-Team of Allies

Kaiser Health News: Earlier this year, 30 senior citizens convened in a living room to talk about growing older and needing more help. Who will be my allies as I go through this process, they asked.The Chicago get-together, organized by The Village Chicago, a membership community of adults 50 and older  offers some “I’m in the same boat” guidance. Dianne Campbell, Founding Executive Director of The Village Chicago, sums it up: “People are realizing they don’t have to go through difficult situations alone and it’s OK to ask for help.” Click here to read the article.

Ageless Innovators in the News

huff-post-on-innovations-for-the-ages-2016Huffington Post: “The Chicago Innovation Awards, Retirement Research Foundation, and Lincoln Park Village understand the value of mature workers and celebrated market disruptors over 60 at their Innovation for the Ages: Ageless Innovators reception held at the Chicago History Museum.” Click here to read the article.
huff-post-on-innovations-for-the-ages-2016Classic Chicago Magazine: “With enthusiasm for the power of a great idea, Dianne Campbell, the founding executive director of Lincoln Park Village, summed up the advice of the “ageless innovators” who filled the Chicago History Museum on December 6 for the Chicago Innovation Award’s “Innovation for the Ages” rapid-fire presentation.” Click here to read the article.


Crain’s Chicago Business – “It Takes a Village”

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 12.00.30 PM Crain’s Chicago Business says, “A new model of senior living is taking hold across the country, with one in Lincoln Park at the forefront.”

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NBC – Worried About Your Parents Living Alone?

It Takes a Village: Seniors Thrive While Living at Home.

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“Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support”

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.

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News America videos

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The Village Movement: How Elders Are Aging in Place

WTTW – Phil Ponce discusses the movement with Dianne Campbell, executive director of Lincoln Park Village.

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AARP – “The Real Social Network”

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.30.57 PM “In its own quiet way, the Village movement represents a radical rejection of the postwar American ideal of aging in which retirees discard homes and careers …”

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Quotes

Forbes says, “It takes a village. Go find one. Ninety percent of seniors, perhaps including your own parents, want to remain in their homes as long as possible. Connecting with the Village Movement is one way to fulfill that goal.”

Consumer’s Reports says, “Check to see whether you already live in an area served by a Village…”

Democracy Now! (syndicated Radio and TV Show) says, “There is a whole movement called the ‘village movement,’ that provides basic services like, you know, access to a plumber and someone who can change your light bulb and someone who can fix your telephone…. the very crises that can drive you into a nursing home. And it doesn’t take that much cost at all.”

The Princeton-based Silver Century Foundations says, “Villages are an appealing model for our future. … Because Villages are created and organized by older adults who want to preserve their independence–rather than by social service agencies–they are uniquely structured to meet the needs of their membership. … Perhaps the most valuable thing a village can offer is a sense of community. Click here to read the article.

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on CBS News Sunday Morning says, “Such grassroots solutions will be the answer because federal officials just don’t want to deal with the crisis in long term care.”

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