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As we age in community, many of us are seeking connections and finding ways to serve one another.  Below are some of the committees and working groups that enable us to support the three pillars of our strategy. We welcome you to connect and serve with us.

These groups hold meetings that are open to all members. If you are interested in learning about what's going on and possibly getting involved, please contact the person listed for each.

Arbor West Neighbors Board

The board sets the strategy and oversees all the committees and working groups. The board is also responsible for maintaining good practices for fiscal management and how we present ourselves to the public.  See who's on the board.

First Wednesday 10:00 a.m.

Committees  and Working Groups

Membership Working Group

This group manages the membership lists, onboards new members, plans activities and events, publishes our newsletter, and oversees AWN Ambassadors.

Second Tuesday 4:00 p.m.

AWN Ambassadors

Meet with new and current members one on one to share what AWN is about and explore ways to help each member be involved.

Communications Working Group

This group oversees all of Arbor West Neighbors internal and external communication.

Newsletter: Branching Out

This group gathers, edits and publishes our newsletter. They also manage distribution to AWN members and the wider community. See Newsletter.


This group maintains our website and continually updates activities, events, programs, and photos. It also works with the Google Calendar to help members see when things are happening and to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Contact Gil Herman Gil@Managing

Community Outreach Working Group

This group is responsible for sharing information about Arbor West Neighbors with the wider community. This includes reaching out to partner with organizations serving older adults in our communities. It also includes participating in such events as Day in Our Village and various parades and civic events.

Advocacy Working Group

This group helps oversee the many and diverse projects that AWN is involved with to ensure older adults in our communities are represented. See more at Advocacy.

Third Friday 10:00 a.m.

Program Working Group

This group plans and produces programs open to AWN members and the wider community that educate and engage people on a variety of topics relevant to older adults.  See more at Programs.

Second Monday 10:30 a.m.

Learn about some of our member activities here.

Learn about some of our interest groups here.

Want to learn more about Arbor West Neighbors? Go here.

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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