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5500 S Woodlawn Avenue
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Lunch Gathering, Vaccination Awareness, October 25

Vaccination Awareness Lunch Gathering

Thank you for joining us! Access the following resources from the event:


✔︎ CDC Vaccine Information Statements forCOVID-19,Flu,RSV, and Shingles

✔︎ Protect Yourself from Respiratory Illness this Season (Chicago Department of Public Health)

✔︎ Tip Sheets (American Geriatrics Society, Health in Aging Foundation):
✔︎ Additional Resources

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11:30am – 1:00pm
Augustana Lutheran Church
5500 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago
Free; Registration Required
$5 optional lunch or bring your own lunch

(Plus credit card transaction fee for non-members if payment is required. CHPV Members, please log in to avoid the transaction fee. YouTube tutorial:
How to Register for a CHPV Event)

➜ Stay Informed about Vaccinations!
➜ Learn with University of Chicago Infection Prevention (UCIP) Outreach!
➜ Enjoy a delicious, healthy lunch in a fun, festive, & friendly community gathering!
➜ Vaccinations will NOT be provided at this informational event.
➜ Transportation assistance available for groups (see Getting There below)


With Halloween coming and holiday gatherings not far behind, it’s important for everyone to stay up to date with their vaccines for illnesses like flu and COVID-19.

Flu season always surges over the holidays. Being vaccinated means you are less likely to get sick or to make others you care about ill. It’s important to protect your health and the well-being of those around you.

According to CDC data, 70-85% of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in older adults and nearly nine out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 are among people 65 and over.

Let's work together to change the data! Join us and representatives from University of Chicago Infection Prevention Outreach (UCIP) for this informative & lively community gathering to learn the latest vaccination information. Plus get all your questions answered whether about flu, Covid-19, RSV, shingles, or other infectious diseases! Take home plenty of resources including where to get vaccinated near you. Enjoy a delicious, healthy lunch with great conversation and wonderful friends, both longtime and new!

Schedule of Activities:

10:30 — Doors open:
Arrive early for our monthly Bridge game meet-up and get physical with Free Exercise with Coach Wesley Pulphus. Learn more about CHPV's Free Friday Exercise with Coach Wesley!

11:30 — Vaccination Awareness Q&A in the Sanctuary Nave with representatives from UCIP

12:00 — Lunch & conversations in Gorder Hall:
Enjoy great friends and conversation during the community luncheon. Optionally purchase a healthy and convenient lunch (see lunch menu below) catered by Hyde Park Produce for only $5 or bring your own lunch. If your group wishes to bring a cooler for convenient storage until lunch time, please contact us at or call the Executive Director Lucas Livingston at (773) 234-6428 to make arrangements.

1:00 — Event concludes

Special Guests:

Jennifer Burns, CPNP, APNJennifer Burns, CPNP, APN
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Medical Director of Pediatric and Family Travel Clinic

Jennifer Burns is a member of the University of Chicago Infection Prevention Outreach Team. The UCIP Outreach team is comprised of experts from the University of Chicago's Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and the University of Chicago Medical Center's Infection Control Program. UCIP Outreach tailors programs to deliver practical, evidence-based, and sustainable solutions that effectively limit the frequency and consequences of infection. Our experts are exceptionally well prepared to make your organization a healthier, safer environment.

Jennifer Burns serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric and Family Travel Clinic at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. Jennifer provides pediatric infectious diseases inpatient consultation services at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The consultative care of these patients is often complex and includes management of patients in the neonatal and pediatric ICUs, and care of children with HIV and AIDS, as well as care of oncology and transplantation patients.

Katie GarrityKatie Garrity, Regional Transportation Authority Mobility Outreach Coordinator
Katie Garrity, MSW, will be there to help you enroll in CTA/RTA/PACE Reduced Fare, Ride Free, and Taxi Access Program. She will also have information about ADA Paratransit and other services and answer your questions.

Lunch Menu:

Catering provided by Hyde Park Produce
• Your choice of Turkey or Veggie Sandwich
• Selection of Fresh Fruit
• Selection of Bag of Chips
• Water
• Coffee

Getting There:

• Free on-site parking at Augustana Lutheran Church!
Transportation Assistance! We have a limited fund reserved to help offset the cost of organized group transportation to this event. Please contact us at or call the Executive Director Lucas Livingston at (773) 234-6428 to learn more and request a transportation stipend.

• CHPV Members may also request transportation through our member Transportation Service. Due by 4pm on the Friday prior to the event. Call 773-363-1933 or email

Safety Precautions:

• The safety of our community members is of utmost importance.
• If you are experiencing Covid-19, flu, or cold symptoms and/or are not feeling well, please refrain from participating in CHPV in-person activities. Please contact us if you are compelled to cancel due to illness and wish to receive a full refund.

• CHPV strongly recommends wearing a face mask when not actively eating or drinking.

• CHPV strongly encourages all persons attending in-person events to receive their COVID-19 Bivalent and flu vaccinations. If your vaccinations are up-to-date, please complete the CHPV COVID-19 Bivalent & Flu Vaccination Record.

Email with your questions.


Chicago Hyde Park Village is pleased to be one of 12 villages around the country who received funds to support vaccination awareness events and clinics to help increase vaccination rates through community engagement and education.

This project is supported with a grant the Village to Village Network received from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for the COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative. The program is supported with funding from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you are not a member of CHPV and have been enjoying our programs and services, please consider joining now! Membership starts as low as $100 annually.

Whether you are a member or not, CHPV's programs and services depend on the generous support of people like you! Please make a gift to CHPV's vibrant community of healthy living and social connection.


Diverse group of older adults enjoying a healthy community lunch


Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park<br />Gorder Hall
Chicago Hyde Park Village | Website
5500 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637
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