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WiseUp - Aging with Attitude

  • 16 people are interested

Are you interested in helping older adults be able to live independently in their homes and feel connected to the community they live in? If so, we would love to have you be a vital part of our organization! WiseUp is in need of friendly visitors to visit and spend time with older adults. Our friendly visiting program is a great way to make a difference in someone’s life on a regular basis. You can share in conversation or if you’d like, do something together you both find of interest.

Flexible Scheduling -We are so appreciative of our volunteers and we understand scheduling can be tricky sometimes. To that end, we will work around your schedule. Also keep in mind, we will match you based on interests and schedule.

What do you need?If you have the desire to be matched as a friendly visitor, then you’re already on the road to volunteering. You’ll also need:

  • Have availability during the day
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • To clear a criminal background check with Intellicorp
  • Complete WiseUp training (based on your availability)

What is our organization all about?WiseUp, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a part of the growing nationwide "village" movement designed to support older adults in living independently in their homes. WiseUp’s mission is to help members feel like they are connected, active, contributing members of their community.

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About WiseUp - Aging with Attitude



Mission Statement

WiseUp provides support and connections to each other as they age, so that they can remain active, vital, and contributing members of our communities.


WiseUp is the local face of a national movement: a consumer-driven model helping older adults stay in their homes as they age. In communities across the country, independent-minded adults have joined together to form organizations-typically called "Villages"-that help them to realize this goal. Today there are about 200 Villages nationwide, with dozens more on the horizon.

WiseUp, founded by Evanston residents, is modeled on one of the most successful of these communities, Boston's Beacon Hill Village. WiseUp has expanded to include the surrounding communities of Chicago, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview, and Northbrook.

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We'll work with your schedule.


1603 Orrington AveEvanston, IL 60201


  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
  • Local to the North Shore Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois

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