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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

3 things you should know about older adults and mental health

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 4, 2019 1:33:58 PM

Mental health is an important part of overall health. That's true for people of all ages. Here are some things you need to know about mental health and older adults. 

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Topics: senior health, Resources and tips for seniors

Black Coutours founder says Black History is important for youth and seniors

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Feb 25, 2019 10:34:00 AM

 “Black history talks about the strength and determination of a people to be all that they could be.”

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Topics: community, intergenerational relationships, Good Life Senior Residences

Here's what you need to know about the Chicago Municipal Election

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Feb 18, 2019 2:26:00 PM

It’s election season here in Chicago. Chicago’s municipal election is right around the corner on February 26, 2019.

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Here are 4 ways to be heart healthy this winter

Posted by Kara Wackrow on Feb 11, 2019 10:29:00 AM

February is American Heart Month!

As the bustle and excitement of the holiday season wraps up and the new year sets in, we all know February can be a rough month, especially for seniors who may have a hard time getting out and about. Here are four ways to get heart healthy despite the winter weather.

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Topics: senior health, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation

Remembering Jack Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman

Posted by Amber Martin on Feb 4, 2019 11:17:08 AM

When I met Jack Lyle five years ago, he was still lifting weights and sailing regularly at age 93.

Jack was active, and fiercely independent. It seems that he had been that way his entire life, and remained that way to the end.

Jack had been a Tuskegee Airman, and we learned about his death in his obituary in early January. This Black History month, we remember him.

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Topics: senior independence, Upkeep and Repair, aging in community, diverse elders

Be SMART this year!

Posted by Jack Lionberger on Jan 28, 2019 11:18:00 AM

As a social work graduate intern, I returned to H.O.M.E. after being away for the holidays during my school break, excited to start 2019. During an outing into the community, I asked the residents of the Good Life Senior Residences program about their New Year’s resolutions, and I noticed a pattern.

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Topics: Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors

Making Visible Series: And Grandma Makes Three

Posted by Gail Schechter on Jan 14, 2019 11:09:00 AM


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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, combating ageism, senior housing

Top Senior Moments from 2018

Posted by Amber Martin on Jan 7, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Here's what you read on Senior Moments from H.O.M.E. in 2018.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, fun facts, Young Professionals Board, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation, senior housing

Five easy ways to give big to small organizations this holiday season

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 17, 2018 10:04:00 AM

For many people, the holiday season is a time to give back to the community in ways big and small. It's often seen as a time of reflection, giving thanks, and spreading cheer to loved ones as well as to those who are in need of comfort and joy.

Earlier this month, Joe Cahill made a wonderful case in Crain's for why smaller, local organizations should be on your holiday giving list this year. 

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Topics: philanthropy

7 Holiday Gift Ideas Inspired by Intergenerational Housing

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 10, 2018 11:24:32 AM

It's the time of year when many people are trying to think of the perfect gift to give to their loved ones.

There are lots of lists available for the latest toys and gadgets, and even for handmade or thrifty but meaningful gifts. But many of the lists are for specific age groups. Even we have shared our ideas specifically for older adults!

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, intergenerational relationships, ageism

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Gail Schechter, MA
Executive Director

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Amber Martin, MPA
Director of Development

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Tricia Mullin, MSW, M.G.S.
Program Director


Eftiola Trebicka, MPP
Development Associate

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