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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Happy Palentine's Day!

Posted by Nikki Moustafa on Feb 13, 2020 3:47:15 PM

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and while some of us love the day, some others feel left out in the cold. If you're not interested in spending valentine’s day with a romantic partner there is a new trend that has everyone celebrating; Palentine's day!

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Housing choice is about integration, too

Posted by Gail Schechter on Feb 6, 2020 3:30:00 PM

What’s the first word that pops into your mind when you hear “choice”? For me, it’s “freedom.” Living in “choice” implies variety: being able to pick from a whole smorgasbord of foods, clothes, TV shows, toothpaste, ways to get to work, musical instruments to try out in fifth grade. “Choice” is one of those words that everybody likes.

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Topics: affordable housing, fair housing

Reaping the Gift of Longevity

Posted by Gail Schechter on Dec 23, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Reaping the Gift of Longevity

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Impact: You helped provide some care for a child-care specialist

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Dec 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Dawn Olderr Montalvo has been caring for other people’s children most of her life.  You helped find her a place to stay when she needed someone to take care of her for a change. 

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Topics: community, Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, senior housing, affordable housing, ILgive

Impact: You helped the Hatchetts and Larry Solomon find homes they love

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 25, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Your support ensures residents in our independent living apartments get homes that come with all the amenities. 

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Topics: senior living, intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: Your support keeps Carole Ogden shopping and self-reliant

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 18, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Sometimes a little support is all it takes to keep our seniors self reliant.  For Carol Ogden, 81, that support is the H.O.M.E. shopping bus.

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Topics: shopping bus, impact, ILgive

Impact: your support keeps the Rowe home as warm as their 55-year marriage

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 8, 2019 2:17:59 PM

Over the years the Rowes have turned to H.O.M.E. several times for upkeep and repair including weatherization, painting and, just this fall, a new hot water heater.  Your support for that work means the inside of the Rowes’ house in the Rosemoor community on the South Side, where they live with their dog, Lucky, is just as warm as their marriage of 55 years.  

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: You helped DJ Larry “SirLES” Sullivan move to a new apartment

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 4, 2019 11:01:06 AM

Your support provided movers to someone who’s an expert on helping people move, himself. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, Moving Program, ILgive

‘Voices From H.O.M.E.’ one theme, many stories

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 1, 2019 9:15:00 AM

As we prepare for Giving Tuesday again on December 3, 2019, we’re proud to share stories that demonstrate both the impact of your support and also the diversity of experiences among the seniors who have benefited from the generosity of our supporters. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, ILgive

Meet Our Fall Social  Work Intern Rebecca

Posted by Rebecca Cilluffo on Oct 23, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Hi! My name is Rebecca Cilluffo, and I am currently a senior at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

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Topics: internships