The Navigator is created by a team of member volunteer writers and lands in email in-boxes ten times a year with a mix of community news, Village news, and member life experiences. These stories are far-ranging – from climbing a mountain, to creating a business, to caring for a spouse – and always include links and referrals to helpful, trusted resources.


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Newsletter links

The Navigator • “We can do more” • December 2020

The Navigator • Covid and a New Way Forward • November 2020

The Navigator • Meet Our Trailblazers • September 2020

The Navigator • “Widening the Circle of We” • August 2020

The Navigator • The New Learning • July 2020

The Navigator • Becoming the Change We Want • May 2020

The Navigator • Doubling Down on Resilience • April 2020

The Navigator • Our Physical, Mental and Social Fitness • March 2020

The Village Chicago 2018/2019 Annual Report

The Navigator • We Hear You • October/November 2019

The Navigator • Connecting Generations: It’s More Important than We Thought! • August/September 2019

The Village Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Recap

The Navigator • The Arts and Well-Being • June/July 2019

2019 Annual Members’ Meeting Report

The Navigator • Seeing the Village Through New Eyes • March/April 2019

The Navigator • Connecting Generations • January/February 2019

The Village Chicago 2018 Year-End Review

The Navigator • To Know and Be Known • November/December 2018

The Navigator • Why is Asking for Help So Hard? • September/October 2018

June 2018 Newsletter: Village 9th Anniversary Celebration

May/June 2018 Newsletter: Social Health & Well-Being

2018 Annual Members’ Meeting Report

March/April 2018 Newsletter: What exactly is well-being?

December 2017/January 2018 Newsletter: Giving & Gratitude

October/November 2017 Newsletter: Living With Purpose

August/September 2017 Newsletter: Resilience

May/June 2017 Newsletter: The Power of Community

February/March 2017 Newsletter: The New Longevity and You

Year End Review December 2016 Newsletter

November/December 2016 Newsletter: Al·ly, noun: friend, partner, supporter

September/October 2016 Newsletter: Play, Awe, and Wow!

June/July 2016
“Village Anniversary Celebrations – Creating a Tradition”

April/May 2016
“Creativity is Everywhere”

March 2014
“Housing Options”