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Tricia Mullin

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Practicing cultural humility this Black History Month

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Feb 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

A new month…another celebration…a new lens

As we embark on a new month, we also embark on an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans that began in the mid-70s. Since then, February has been designated as Black History month, providing an opportunity to pause, reflect and recognize the pivotal role of African Americans in U.S. history.

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Topics: community, diverse elders

Affordable housing for seniors is the foundation for aging well

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Dec 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Just as Dorothy and friends walked down the yellow brick road, wondering what they would run into, anyone looking for affordable senior housing might wonder the same thing, when trying to “walk” the maze of options, or lack thereof.

With so few options one has to ask, is there even an awareness that older adults struggle to locate and secure affordable housing, particularly affordable housing with supportive services?

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Topics: intergenerational housing, senior housing, affordable housing

Tips to prevent falls with Loyola University Chicago nursing students

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Dec 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Today's guest blogger is Monica Dillon who is the director of the Loyola University Community Nursing Center*. Through the program, student nurses are connected with senior residents who live in our Intergenerational Housing program. She is sharing tips that were taught to seniors at Nathalie Salmon House as part of an evidence based program to help prevent falls.
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Topics: intergenerational housing, community partners, safety, fall prevention, Resources and tips for seniors

Are you being shortchanged by Medicare without even knowing it?

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Oct 16, 2017 9:27:00 AM

Are you being shortchanged by Medicare without even knowing it?

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Topics: Resources and tips for seniors

Our seniors now know the importance of balance. Do you?

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Oct 9, 2017 9:26:00 AM

"You can’t regain muscle strength and flexibility."

"Falling is something normal that happens as you get older."

"I don't need to talk to my parent, spouse, or other older adult if I’m concerned about their risk of falling."

"It will hurt their feelings, and it's none of my business."

If you thought there was truth to any of the above statements, you may need to re-think how important balance is.

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Topics: fall prevention, aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors