Ideas into Action

Ideas into Action group in action

When: Third Saturday of the month: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
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Location: St. Matthias Convent / 4927 N. Claremont Ave. (Free street parking)
Organizer: Mary Ann Illarde
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On the third Saturday morning of most months, Forward Chicago hosts Ideas Into Action. Our work focuses on aging in the community and support as we age.

Each gathering attracts a diverse group of people and ideas, and we begin with friendly conversation and tasty treats at St. Matthias Convent.

Discussions have included innovative ideas and resources on such topics as health and wellbeing, accessible arts, sustainable housing, and finances. Join us as we plan and create programs and events that help keep us active, engaged and influential in our communities.


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.