Last Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day! To honor the day we were joined by representatives from Jane Addams Senior Caucus to help some of our senior residents register to vote ahead of the midterm elections coming up on November 6, 2018.
Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.
After a long winter, few things excite Chicagoans quite like summer months! It's an opportunity to spend time outdoors and to explore the wonderful things the city has to offer!
May is Older Americans Month - an opportunity to celebrate older adults and celebrate their talents and contributions to our communities! The theme this year is Engage at Every Age which emphasizes that "you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being."
Last week was National Volunteer week and we highlighted some of the volunteers that make the work that we do possible. One of the groups we highlighted was our Young Professionals Board.
We have been hearing a lot about tax reform lately and for the first time in nearly 27 years we could be seeing some major changes to the tax code. Here is a breakdown of the bills that passed each chamber of Congress and how these changes may effect the lives of older adults as well as how organizations like H.O.M.E. will serve them.
Did you know that food security is a struggle for many seniors across the United States? Nationwide 5.4 million seniors are food insecure. Low-income seniors are especially susceptible to food insecurity which can negatively affect their health and well-being.
Topics: food security
Did you know that Bingo could be competitive? I didn’t think so either, until I recently played bingo with a group of our residents at the Nathalie Salmon House.
To give you an idea, their game of bingo had some heckling involved, there was intense competition for prizes, and a couple of seniors flawlessly managed to keep track of 4 boards at the simultaneously.
Leisure activities, like bingo, are not only good for seniors’ competitive spirits they are also good for their mental and physical health.
In 1988 President Ronald Regan declared August 21st Senior Citizens Day, a day to recognize senior citizens across the country and to honor the impact that they have on our communities.
On July 6, 2017 the State of Illinois finally had a budget. A super-majority of the Illinois House and Senate voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto ending the State’s two year budget impasse. But the impact of the budget impasse is something Illinoisans will feel for years to come.
This year I began the transition from my mid-twenties to my late-twenties and joked to my coworkers that I am getting old. This of course triggered some eye rolls, as it probably should because of course I’m not getting old--I’m getting older. But it was then I realized that while my friends and I joke about getting old I don’t think we have ever really sincerely talked about aging. So I went on a search for answers in the most Millennial way possible: I posted about it on Facebook. I asked my friends “What do you think about when you think about aging?”