Since its very beginnings, the Chicago Hyde Park Village has expanded its reach and stretched its resources through partnerships. Collaboration with a host or liked minded organization such as the Coalition for a Modern Metric Electric not only adds our voice to this important cause but also helps keep authorities aware of older residents’ transportation needs. CHPV’s partnership with the local Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company not only supports a major community cultural organization but also makes discount tickets available to our members. Artful Aging activities at the Hyde Park Art Center introduces neighbors to its many resources and programs and provides welcoming space for CHPV’s activities.
CHPV’s major institutional partners are The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement and UC Medicine’s SHARE Network based in the Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.
Beyond our community we share information and resources with the other Villages in the Chicago area and with the Chicago Aging Collaborative, which promotes an intergenerational “Livable Chicago for All Ages.” On the national level, CHPV works with the Village to Village Network which held its annual meeting in Chicago last September.
In 2020, CHPV plans to expand adding more structure to the Partnership Committee. Consider joining the Committee’s effort if you are interested in promoting intergenerational activities that support an age friendly community. All ideas, potential members and partners welcome.
Contact Susan Alitto (773-485-3643; firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or comments.