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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

An On the Table Discussion this Older Americans Month

Posted by Brad Winick on May 20, 2019 11:54:00 AM

On May 14th members of the H.O.M.E. community gathered to Participate in an On the Table discussion. On the Table is an annual event where people around Chicago gather to share a meal and engage in discussions about our communities. This year, On the Table conversations will become a Memo to the Mayor – a way to let Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and her administration know how to prioritize what Chicagoans from across the city want. In the spirit of Older Americans Month and H.O.M.E.'s mission we focused our discussion on older adults and where - and how- they will be able to live in the coming years as the aging population grows. 

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Seniors Creating, Connecting and Contributing!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 13, 2019 1:50:59 PM

May is Older Americans Month - a time to celebrate the talents, contributions, and value of older adults to our communities!

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Topics: Older Americans Month

Connect, Create, and Contribute this Older Americans Month

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 6, 2019 3:45:00 PM

May is Older Americans Month - a time to celebrate the talents, contributions, and value of older adults to our communities!

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Topics: Older Americans Month

How H.O.M.E. is a home-away-from-home for this intern

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Apr 29, 2019 10:48:00 AM

During these past few months, I have realized how easily a house, a physical building or a place of work, can become a home, a place with emotional attachment, where I feel like I belong.

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Topics: community, internships, impact, intergenerational relationships, affordable housing

5 Ways You Can Benefit from Volunteering

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Apr 22, 2019 1:05:00 PM

Last week was National Volunteer Week! It was an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to help build stronger communities.

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What does the children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood have to do with seniors?

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM

With a recent documentary as well as the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks, the iconic children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is having a renaissance moment. At H.O.M.E., we've been inspired by the show, too. 

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, senior independence, philanthropy, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, diverse elders

Fair Housing and Older Adults: Know Your Rights

Posted by Gail Schechter on Apr 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

April is Fair Housing Month. H.O.M.E. is proud to uphold fair housing laws in its housing and to ensure our resident population is diverse in every way.

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Topics: senior living, senior housing, affordable housing