Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Independence Day, 2015

Welcome to our blog, neighbors new and old! It's that time again... tine for the biggest spike in traffic our trusty neighborhood blog receives each year. But rather than tell you details about fireworks*, let me invite you to be a part of our blog, either as a reader (which you already are) or an author.  Many of the usual contributors to our trusty website have children under the age of 1 (of course, as our neighborhood is great for families).  But those kids are keeping us busy, and we'd love to have some more neighbors volunteer to help provide news, pictures, and other content to keep our blog fresh.  If you'd like to be a part of our team, just drop us an email at , and we'll see about getting you up and posting in no time flat. We're also on Facebook, if that's more your speed; come like us!

* About those fireworks: nobody publishes a schedule for them, because nobody is willing to publicly claim responsibility for the fireworks display, seeing as any fireworks let off in the park are unlicensed and illegal.  Enforcement of such regulations is certain to be lax again this year.  I'd encourage park visitors on July 4th to be vigilant about your safety and the safety of those around you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

School of Rock

School is out for summer, but that's only "regular" school... the School of Rock is definitely in session, and it's coming to Winnemac Park.  And this year should be bigger and better than last year (hopefully, seeing as last year it was rained out).  If you don't have tickets to see the Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, and want to get in on some Rock anyhow, come on out.  Showtime is at 7pm, and maybe the Dead might be stopping by too.  You never know!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aging 2.0 - Aging Your Way Half Day Conference

Register today for Aging 2.0 - Aging Your Way Conference!

Join us at this half-day conference and get ready to Age Your Way.

We are delighted to invite you to Forward Chicago's first-ever conference, Aging Your Way, to be held Saturday, June 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Swedish Covenant’s Anderson Pavilion (2751 W. Winona Ave.).
For quite some time, people have asked for an opportunity to get together and learn more about how they can have their best aging experience. From legal and health topics and connections as we age, to housing and aging at home, Aging Your Way will be fun, interactive and reflective, filled with people you care about and people who share your interests. Our goal is that you leave feeling better connected, better prepared and inspired for your future.
The focus of this event is on you and your future, and the conference will provide a roadmap of resources and connections that will provide a path for tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you as we learn, grow and connect — together.
Registration: $15 suggested donation (includes box lunch). Scholarships available, please contact  for more information. 
To register, call 773-633-8312 or register online at Eventbrite. Click here to register online.
Join us to learn from local experts how you can age on your own terms. We’ll discuss:
  • "Understanding Housing Options and Aging at Home" - Helene Wineberg, Forward Chicago
  • ”Empowered Legal Planning I: Health Care Plans that Keep Your Voice Heard & Decisions Respected” - MacKenzie Hyde, JD, Clark Hill
  • “Empowered Legal Planning II: Legal Resources to Support Your Assets in Later Life and Beyond” -  MacKenzie Hyde, JD, Clark Hill
  • "Connections and Friendship in Later Life” - Louise Hawkley, PhD, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • "Healthy Aging” - Neelum Aggarwal, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Parking is available for $4. The hospital is easily accessible by public transit. Never miss an event because you don’t have transportation. If you need a ride, please call: 773-633-8312

Please register today and join us for this groundbreaking event, the first of its kind in Chicago!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Movies in the Winnemac Park

The annual "Movies in the Park" is back again this year, and our own Winnemac Park will be featuring the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on Saturday, June 13.  Showtime is 7pm, so bring your mutant teenagers (mutant younger children are also welcome!) and maybe a picnic dinner, and enjoy the show.
"Donatello" as old man. You're not a teenager forever!
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