The Village Chicago Responds to COVID-19

We Are Here for You

The Village Chicago is open for business via email and phone. We are doing everything possible to keep our community safe, engaged, and well. The Village staff will respond quickly to emails sent to and phone calls to 773.248.8700.

Staying Connected

We will continue to send members the Member Memo by email each Wednesday. In addition, one Wednesday each month the entire Village community of members, friends and supporters will receive our newsletter about life after 50, The Navigator.

The Village office team is developing a series of virtual social events and activities which we will announce in these publications. We encourage members and supporters to join these events by phone or computer. As we are trying many new ways to engage people and have some fun, your feedback is especially welcome.

Please send us any stories you would like to share with the community — people caught in acts of kindness, tips, ideas. Send them to

Information Resources

While news about coronavirus has taken over the media, here are some resources we have found to be up to date and comprehensive:

The City of Chicago

Block Club Chicago

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To apply for unemployment benefits, click here.
To apply for Medicaid health insurance, click here.
To apply for SNAP food benefits, click here.


While social distancing continues to be recommended, The Village Chicago will be offering a variety of virtual events using Zoom. Please check our calendar to register for these programs, and email us at to share your ideas for new virtual events.