Services

“… a community of compassion and support.”

The Village helps members and their families by filling requests for transportation, home-care options, technology assistance, healthcare allies, financial and legal needs, household tasks and much more.

Each request receives personal attention from our experienced, professional staff who provide appropriate referrals or support delivered by Village volunteers or vetted providers. Requests can be as simple as the name of a reliable electrician or as complex as navigating the needs of someone receiving cancer treatment.

Village members rely on the “always there if you need it” access to services that empower them to feel safe and secure in their homes.

Referral Network: Hundreds (and growing) of vetted service providers for member requests of all kinds: plumbers, handymen, eye surgeons, caregivers, dog-walkers, tech support and more.

Rides Program: Provides members with rides to medical appointments and other essential trips using a cadre of volunteer drivers. (This program is currently on hold due to physical distancing requirements.)

Financial: Helpful seminars and referrals to a variety of financial experts depending on individual needs.

Changing Needs
The Village supports members experiencing life transitions that require information, services, or facilities.

Transportation
Village volunteer drivers provide members with more than just transportation to appointments.

Tech support
Technology is crucial to staying connected.

Give help, get help
The Village has a spontaneous culture of giving back.

Referral to expertise
Whether it’s a house sitter, legal counsel, or a trusted knee surgeon, the Village can find and vet the resources you require.

Community Partners and Collaborators
These organizations provide on-going support and collaboration as together we build a dynamic resource and voice for people over 50 in Chicago.

Alzheimer’s Association of Chicago
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Center on Halsted
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Debates
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Public Library – Lincoln Park
Church of the Three Crosses
CJE SeniorLife
DePaul University
Encore.org’s Gen2Gen
Gerber/Hart Library
Howard Brown Health
Illinois Prison Project
Lake View Presbyterian Church
Lyric Opera Stage Artists
Loyola University
Mather LifeWays
Movement Revolution
Northwestern University
Old Town Triangle Association
Pride Films & Plays
Reeling Film Festival
Rush Medical Center
Sounds Good! and Good Memories Choirs
University of Illinois at Chicago
Victory Gardens Theater
West Side United
Wintrust Bank