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Local Candidate Forums

Candidates for local government mayor and trustee offices shared policies and priorities about intergenerational issues.

Participants educates future leaders about important concerns.

 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7pm

AWN Voters Forum with the Oak Park Village Trustee candidates.

For more on this past event, contact: Ed Solan, 708-870-9420 or

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Aging in Our Communities: Housing Accessibility, Affordability and Possibilities

Housing Forum
May 14,2022
Concordia University

A Forum on ways to remain in one's community as one ages and ways to make one's home more accessible.  Discussed creative housing options and meaningful action steps.


Honoring Local Activists

A photo exhibit telling the stories of 19 grass root

activists working in Austin and Oak Park pursuing

social justice one important step at a time.

Activist Panel Event

Austin Main Library

March 13, 2022

Thank you to the slide show contributors

A special thanks to:

Christopher Hurley

Photographs that empower people and give voice to the underrepresented

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"Alive Inside" Headphone Project

Providing headphones programmed to play once familiar

music offers a respite from memory loss and sweet

communion with the past.

Funded by a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation

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     Intergenerational Tech Workshop

Young computer savvy volunteers from Trinity High School make even the most challenging digital apps accessible for our curious members.

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Intergenerational Cohousing Project

Oak Park Commons Cohousing was formed in 2018 to develop a multifamily building that includes a common dining area and roof garden. A community designed for all ages, the 24 unit building will be open for occupancy fall 2025.

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Intergenerational Playground Equipment

The Park District of Oak Park solicited AWN feedback on park improvements.  Intergenerational play equipment was an easy ask and now available at Randolph Park.

Arbor West Neighbors

Arbor West Neighbors (AWN) is a grassroots organization of neighbors in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Austin connected to support and enrich aging through community building and advocacy. Our mission is to empower adults to thrive as we age in community. 


Our vision is to build a multi-ethnic, multicultural community where all older adults are valued, age with dignity, and enjoy opportunities for growth and engagement. 

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization with over 120 members. 

About Us

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