Welcome to the Downers Grove Area (IL) Branch of AAUW!

Morning in the Main Street Cemetery

Saturday, October 21  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Branch members and friends are invited to attend the annual D.G. Historical Society’s Living Cemetery event at the Main St. Cemetery, downtown D.G. The event features people of varying ages, including a couple of branch members, (see if you can spot them!) portraying some of the early D.G. residents buried there. You can stroll through at your own pace.

Plan to meet at Emmett’s for lunch at 12:15 p.m. (at your own expense).  Emmett’s is located at 5200 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515.   It is near the cemetery.  Please register for the lunch at this link:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=riiqeqcab&oeidk=a07ek00uj7eb8fe450b

Please register for the lunch by October 18. We are collecting names so that we can make a reservation at Emmett’s for the correct number of people. (Cemetery walk-through is on your own and no registration is required). 

October Fundraiser

The Country House on 55th St. in Clarendon Hills is offering our branch a fundraiser from Monday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 29th. Yes, that’s right. The coupon is good for a whole week!

What a great opportunity to get together with family, friends, and neighbors. The restaurant will donate 15% of your food purchase to our branch from dining in or carry out, but not delivery. Start your holiday shopping early and purchase gift cards.

This is a great opportunity to have a delicious meal as well as support our branch and a local restaurant.

When and How to Consider Senior Living

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:00 – 8:00

Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street

Kerry Quirin, Senior Living Advisor with Senior Living Experts, and Keith Piscitello, Financial Advisor, will cover when and how to consider Senior Living, defining the levels of care, an overview of Medicaid spend down process, and what to do if an unexpected health status change occurs and effects the financial plan.  We will have time for Q&A, so come with your questions. 

Registration is not required but would be preferred at this link:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=riiqeqcab&oeidk=a07ek00uj5nc3f5c5d3

A reminder will be sent to all those registered.

An AAUW branch business meeting follows the program at about 8 p.m.


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The Downers Grove Area Branch was founded in 1949 and has approximately 100 members from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge. As a branch, we study global issues, promote women’s education, and meet for social events.