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Make The Connection Senior Resource Fair

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North Shore Village to Host November 17 Senior Resource Fair


            Evanston, IL, October 15, 2012 — North Shore Village (NSV), an organization that supports older adults in their desire to “age in place” in their own homes, is hosting “Make The Connection,” a resource fair for older adults and their families. Unlike similar events, “Make The Connection” will showcase local businesses and resources that have been recommended by many of North Shore Village’s 250-plus members. The fair will take place Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.


            NSV recently launched Community Connections, an online listing of member-recommended businesses that have shown a particular sensitivity to the needs of older adults. The goal of Community Connections is to deepen the relationships between those local businesses and the community. Many of those businesses will be taking part in “Make The Connection.” Service organizations focused on the needs of older adults are also expected to take part.


            “We are fortunate to live in an area where there are many products and services for the independent-minded older adult to draw upon. But finding them can be a challenge. Our goal is to connect older adults and their families with these resources,” says Helen Gagel, executive director of North Shore Village.


            Formed nearly four years ago, North Shore Village is a member-driven, nonprofit organization that now has more than 250 members in Evanston, Wilmette and Skokie. Originally conceived as an organization for adults 60 and older, NSV recently extended limited Affiliate memberships to family members of older adults.


            “We have found that adult children are very concerned about helping their parents through the aging process. They are hungry for information and support. With our experience and resources, we can provide both,” Gagel says.


            For more information about “Make The Connection,” please call 847-721-1413 or email: info@northshore-village.org.


 


About North Shore Village


North Shore Village (NSV) is part of a growing national movement to enable older citizens to “age in community” with friends and neighbors, linking village members to services and support that help them stay in their own homes and live the best and fullest lives possible. Membership is open to adults age 50 and over in Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie and adjacent communities. North Shore Village has more than 250 members. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has 1.75 FTE staff.


 


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