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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Two Resources Older Adults Living in Chicago Should Know About

Posted by Michael Laz on Aug 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM

There seem to be some little known programs and resources out there for older adults living in Chicago that may be beneficial to some senior home owners to know about. We want to make sure you know about the tax rebate for senior home owners and the porch repair program. 

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Topics: Resources and tips for seniors

H.O.M.E.’s Dream: Expanding Intergenerational Housing

Posted by Gail Schechter on Aug 19, 2019 11:56:09 AM

Question: When is Housing not about housing?

Answer: When it’s about community.


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Topics: senior housing, affordable housing

H.O.M.E is where Community is Built

Posted by Harumi Patzy on Aug 12, 2019 9:37:00 AM

I will forever treasure the memories I made at here at H.O.M.E. and wanted to share some of my reflections. My experience interning with H.O.M.E has been both positive and heartwarming.

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Topics: internships, intergenerational relationships

Here's How Living in an Intergenerational Community has Impacted Brandon

Posted by Nikki Moustafa on Jul 29, 2019 11:44:17 AM

The Nathalie Salmon House Good Life Senior Residences is preparing to say goodbye to long time cook, and former resident assistant Brandon Melby. Brandon, his partner Kara (former resident assistant turned Good Life Senior Residences coordinator of the Pat Crowley House), and their two children Ethan (age 4) and Rayna (4 months) have been living in one of the four family apartments in the Nathalie Salmon House for the past 5 years.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, resident assistants, intergenerational relationships

10 Things Happening in Chicago this Summer

Posted by Harumi Patzy on Jul 22, 2019 11:37:50 AM

Can you believe that we are halfway through the summer? How time flies! Never fear, there's still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of summer with activities and events throughout the City of Chicago! Here are some summer festivals and activities for you to enjoy!

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The Pat Crowley House is a special place for the LaBrosse Family

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jul 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM

Beth, Jason, and their now three-year-old son Henry moved into the Pat Crowley House in early 2017.

Like many growing families they were looking to move to a bigger space at an affordable price. When they found a listing for the third floor apartment at the Pat Crowley House it seemed too good to be true. After they came in for a tour of the apartment they were hooked on H.O.M.E.’s intergenerational housing model.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Give65

The Pat Crowley House is a Special Place, Just Ask Myra and Rufus the Turtle

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jul 1, 2019 5:55:00 PM

From the outside the Pat Crowley House looks like your standard Chicago apartment building nestled away on a quiet street, but the minute you enter the doors of this unassuming Edgewater building, you immediately get the sense that this place is really special.

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Here's What We're Reading this Pride Month

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jun 24, 2019 3:46:48 PM

As you probably already know June is Pride month! It is a time to reflect with pride on how far we’ve come, while also understanding that there is still so much more work to be done.

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10 Things You Should Know About Elder Abuse

Posted by Harumi Patzy on Jun 17, 2019 2:45:00 PM

This past Saturday, June 15th, was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day is an important opportunity to raise awareness about elder abuse and as the senior population worldwide grows it is becoming especially important to know the signs of abuse.

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Topics: senior health, elder abuse

This Pride Month Let's Thank LGBT Seniors!

Posted by Harumi Patzy on Jun 10, 2019 12:05:00 PM

Happy Pride! This year Pride Month is especially meaningful because it's also the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots!

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Topics: LGBT Older Adults