Longevity in the news

Dr. S. Jay Olshansky Longevity Series Symposium

“Living Well to 100 – What’s Possible” was the first in a series of public events on Navigating the New Longevity. This series is part of The Village’s commitment to supporting the growth and well-being of people over 50. The speaker, Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, Professor of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago and one of 12 scholars in The MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society discussed new developments in aging science that lead him (and fellow researchers) to believe we’re on the verge of a breakthrough that could slow biological aging for most people. Click here to see his very entertaining talk.

The Village Celebrates at the Lakefront

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.

Loyola’s Sister Jean Given The Village Chicago’s Trailblazer Award

ABC7 News: Loyola’s 98-year-old men’s basketball team chaplain Sister Jean was recognized for not letting age get in the way of her life’s work. Sister Jean received the first ever Trailblazer Award from the group The Village Chicago. Executive Director Dianne Campbell described Sister Jean as the “North Star” for everyone who wants to “maximize the dividend of a long life.” It’s only appropriate that Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt be the first to receive this award, since she was the person who inspired it. Click here to read the article and view footage of Sister Jean receiving her award.

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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