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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Making Visible Series: And Grandma Makes Three

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


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

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

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 relationships, intergenerational housing, ageism

An open letter to the next Chicago mayor

Posted by Gail Schechter on Dec 3, 2018 10:27:00 AM

Dear Next Mayor of Chicago,

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Topics: aging in community, community, affordable housing, senior housing, intergenerational housing, ageism

Impact Series: You gave Denise peace.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 26, 2018 10:28:00 AM

"When I lost my apartment and I needed guys were my angels on earth."

Like most older adults who move, Denise needed to find a new apartment by necessity. When she needed help with the process, she was able to turn to H.O.M.E. because donors like you support our Moving Program.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, Moving Program, ageism, aging in community, affordable housing, poverty

Impact series: You gave Priscilla comfort.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 19, 2018 10:07:00 AM

"I've seen the beautiful work you've done!"

Priscilla is a 72 year old homeowner and lives on a fixed income.

"I live paycheck to paycheck - only my Social Security. I don't have savings. How can you save if everything goes to the last penny?"

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Topics: Upkeep and Repair, aging in community, Giving Tuesday, senior independence

Impact Series: You give Jean joy.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 12, 2018 10:45:00 AM

It was a chilly day but Jean insisted on waiting for H.O.M.E.'s Shopping Bus outside the building where she lives in an affordable supportive living apartment.

When the bus pulled up, her neighbors joined her on the curb to go to the store to purchase food and other home supplies. The Shopping Bus program, supported by donors like you, helps seniors like Jean get goods they need. But it also helps seniors stay engaged and fulfilled. 

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Topics: senior isolation, aging in community, shopping bus, food security, senior independence, Giving Tuesday

Impact Series: You gave Natalie hope.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 5, 2018 9:52:00 AM

“I remember thinking, ‘I have no home now. I’m destitute.’”

Natalie didn't know what to do when she found herself with no where to live. Thanks to donors like you, Natalie found a home and a community that supports her in H.O.M.E.'s Intergenerational Housing program. You gave her hope. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, senior isolation, senior housing, Good Life Senior Residences, intergenerational housing

Using a holistic approach to helping older adults maintain independence

Posted by Daisy Geurink on Oct 29, 2018 2:25:00 PM

Maintaining independence and quality of life for the older adult population is moving to the frontline within programs and residences for older adults.

At H.O.M.E., we strive to help our residents keep their independence for as long as they are able. Good Life Senior Residences offered at Pat Crowley House and Nathalie Salmon House gives low-income older adults the chance to hold onto their independence within a communal living setting.

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Topics: senior independence, Good Life Senior Residences, senior housing, Resources and tips for seniors, aging in community

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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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