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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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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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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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

Chicago's Run-off Election is Tomorrow!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Apr 1, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Election season here in Chicago continues with the run-off election tomorrow April 2, 2019. Here are some things you need to know.

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How do you infuse love in the everyday?

Posted by Pam Smith on Mar 25, 2019 10:18:00 AM

Today's guest blogger is Pam Smith, who is co-founder and executive director at the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training in Chicago. She is a historian and genealogist and a long-time Chicago consultant for nonprofit organizations.

Pam served as a senior press aide to Barack Obama in his primary campaign for US Senate and to Jesse Jackson in his 1988 presidential bid. She teaches history at National Louis University and is coeditor of The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North.

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Topics: volunteer, community, senior living, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors

What can we learn from Season 5 of Grace and Frankie?

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Mar 18, 2019 2:52:05 PM

On January 18th the fifth season of Grace and Frankie was released on Netflix. If you haven’t binged watched it already,  Grace and Frankie tells the story of two former rivals who became roommates and later friends when their husbands leave them to marry each other after a long affair. The hilariously witty show does a wonderful job highlighting the experiences and struggles many older adults face and can teach us so much about aging and the importance of relationships.

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Topics: community, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, ageism