Sherman Park

Welcome to the Sherman Park Nieghborhood                                           
(Capitol Drive to North Avenue / 35th St. to 60th St.)

 Startup Date: 2004

Lead Organization: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church

 Major Partners: Sherman Park Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program, neighborhood residents

 Neighborhood Priorities:

  • Reduce isolation
  • Provide more information about programs and services
  • Increase safety
Activities as of December 2010:
  • Creation of The "Sherman Park Gathering Place” (space provided by Capitol Drive Lutheran Church) serving approximately 15 vulnerable neighborhood older adults two mornings a week, with programming that includes health education, service information and referral, cultural celebrations, computer usage, spirituality, trips, neighborhood reminiscence, and more
  • Regular older adult-focused news items appearing in Sherman Park Today, a community newspaper widely read by neighborhood residents
  • From 2005 - 2008, an annual community calendar of events provided to every older resident with activities specific to older adults in the Sherman Park neighborhood
  • Held a Film Series "Perspectives on Aging" for neighborhood residents, along with facilitated discussion groups
    Developed Peacemaking circles which led to greater understanding between older adults and youth

For more information contact Julie Pekarske (Parish Nurse - Capitol Dr. Lutheran Church)



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