Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

Three Volunteer Opportunities that will have you Falling for H.O.M.E.

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 16, 2019 12:21:34 PM

Did you know that the first day of fall is a mere seven days away? Fall is a great season for exploring the outdoors, celebrating holidays, making new friends, and spending time with loved ones. It is also a wonderful time of year to volunteer and give back! 

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Topics: volunteer, intergenerational relationships

Two Resources Older Adults Living in Chicago Should Know About

Posted by Michael Laz on Aug 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM

There seem to be some little known programs and resources out there for older adults living in Chicago that may be beneficial to some senior home owners to know about. We want to make sure you know about the tax rebate for senior home owners and the porch repair program. 

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Topics: Resources and tips for seniors

H.O.M.E.’s Dream: Expanding Intergenerational Housing

Posted by Gail Schechter on Aug 19, 2019 11:56:09 AM

Question: When is Housing not about housing?

Answer: When it’s about community.


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Topics: senior housing, affordable housing