The non-profit organization for older adults formerly known as North Shore Village is changing its name to “WiseUp: Aging With Attitude.”

The group, founded in Evanston in 2009, is part of a nationwide network of “villages” providing social and educational opportunities for older adults wanting to remain active and involved in their communities and live purposeful lives.

WiseUp board president Linda Rockwell says, “WiseUp offers a wealth of opportunities to develop interpersonal connections that keep older adults more active, healthy and vital in our communities. We learn from one another and can make better informed decisions about our futures. And we have fun!”.

In addition to Evanston, WiseUp includes members from many area communities including Wilmette, Skokie, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Rogers Park and Winnetka.

Membership in the organization offers frequent opportunities to attend social events, educational programs and potluck dinners at little or no cost.

In addition, screened and trained volunteers are available to provide free services such as rides to appointments, tech assistance in your home, shopping and light housekeeping chores to organization members.

Upcoming WiseUp activities include “Navigating Aging on Your Own” (April 13, 1:30 p.m., Wilmette Public Library), Aging Well Film Night (April 24, 7 p.m., Evanston Public Library) and Evanston’s 21st Annual Aging Well Conference, May 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Levy Center).

For more information call the WiseUp office at (847) 721-1413.

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