Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Amber Martin

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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

3 things you should know about older adults and mental health

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 4, 2019 1:33:58 PM

Mental health is an important part of overall health. That's true for people of all ages. Here are some things you need to know about mental health and older adults. 

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Topics: senior health, Resources and tips for seniors

Remembering Jack Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman

Posted by Amber Martin on Feb 4, 2019 11:17:08 AM

When I met Jack Lyle five years ago, he was still lifting weights and sailing regularly at age 93.

Jack was active, and fiercely independent. It seems that he had been that way his entire life, and remained that way to the end.

Jack had been a Tuskegee Airman, and we learned about his death in his obituary in early January. This Black History month, we remember him.

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Topics: senior independence, Upkeep and Repair, aging in community, diverse elders

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

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

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

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

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