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Local Candidate Forums

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

Participants educates future leaders about important concerns.

Coming Up, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7pm

AWN Voters Forum with the Oak Park Village Trustee candidates (via Zoom)

Contact: Ed Solan, 708-870-9420 or

Zoom Link:

No pre-registration required

To submit questions for the candidates, please contact Ed Solan.

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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

The Oak Park Community Cohousing  project was formed in 2018 to develop a multiunit building that includes a common dining area with a large social spaces designed for all ages. The project is launched and the projected opening is August, 2024.


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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.

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