CHPV to hold opening gala

Certified personal trainer Bill Pavelec (center) demonstrates exercise techniques that help seniors avoid falls and improve balance during the Wednesday drop-in at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., for senior advocacy group Hyde Park Village. -Owen M. Lawson III
Certified personal trainer Bill Pavelec (center) demonstrates exercise techniques that help seniors avoid falls and improve balance during the Wednesday drop-in at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., for senior advocacy group Hyde Park Village.

-Owen Lawson III

 

 

The Chicago Hyde Park Village opening gala will take place at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 22 at the South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave.

CHPV is an organization that offers help, advice and referrals to older residents in Hyde Park who want to remain in their homes as they age.

Highlights of the event include a live performance by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Presto Choir – a branch of the Chicago Children’s Choir – and a presentation by guest speaker Ted C. Fishman, author of “Shock of Gray.”

There will be a reception after the ceremony. The event is free but the Village is requesting donations and seeking new members. There is free parking and the building is ADA accessible. Seniors who need a ride to the event can call 773-324-1507.
CHPV has a 24-hour phone service, 773-363-1933, which is checked daily.

Starting Dec. 1, the CHPV will have an office, which will be staffed by vetted volunteers, at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., from 10 am. to 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit chpv.org.