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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

How H.O.M.E. is a home-away-from-home for this intern

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Apr 29, 2019 10:48:00 AM

During these past few months, I have realized how easily a house, a physical building or a place of work, can become a home, a place with emotional attachment, where I feel like I belong.

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Topics: community, internships, impact, intergenerational relationships, affordable housing

Fair Housing and Older Adults: Know Your Rights

Posted by Gail Schechter on Apr 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

April is Fair Housing Month. H.O.M.E. is proud to uphold fair housing laws in its housing and to ensure our resident population is diverse in every way.

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Topics: senior living, senior housing, affordable housing

An open letter to the next Chicago mayor

Posted by Gail Schechter on Dec 3, 2018 10:27:00 AM

Dear Next Mayor of Chicago,

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, ageism, senior housing, affordable housing

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

How to prepare for winter weather

Posted by Tom Sahagian on Oct 22, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Today's guest blogger is Tom Sahagian. Tom has more than 30 years of multifamily energy efficiency experience, including stints in the Weatherization Assistance Program, New York City government and various engineering firms.  Now retired, he writes and lectures widely.  This is his first blog post for Senior Moments, but we hope it will not be his last. 
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Topics: safety, affordable housing

What does "independence" mean?

Posted by Amber Martin on Oct 15, 2018 4:16:55 PM

Central to H.O.M.E.'s mission is to help low-income seniors maintain their independence. We do that by providing housing and housing support services. Often, we are faced with the question: "If you are 'helping' someone, doesn't that mean that they aren't 'independent?'"

It's a fair question. And the answer is actually another question: "Well, how do you define independence?"

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Topics: community, senior independence, aging in community, senior isolation, senior housing, affordable housing

What I learned from Good Life residents

Posted by Tammy Mels on Jul 30, 2018 10:09:00 AM

It feels like the summer has just started, but unfortunately the time for me to say goodbye has come. These past seven weeks have gone by so much faster than I expected.

I am so thankful and blessed to have worked alongside coworkers who were willing to let me take part in their role in the company and with residents who were willing to open their home to me.

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Topics: aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, combating ageism, senior isolation, affordable housing

How do housing conditions impact your well-being?

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Apr 2, 2018 9:40:17 AM

What are you doing for self-care? Does this question make you squirm, make your palms sweat or cause your mind to go blank, wondering how to answer? 

There are three April holidays or observances that are related to self-care: National Humor Month, Stress Awareness Month and Physical Wellness Month.

Did you know there are fifty plus national holidays/observances that are honored in April? Who knew there are so many! I didn’t. I do need to confess, though, that my eye was drawn to April being National Licorice Month. I will look into that later as part of my self-care. 

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Upkeep and Repair, affordable housing

What does it mean to be a Housing Champion?

Posted by Nikki Moustafa on Mar 26, 2018 8:15:00 AM

On March 12th Housing Action Illinois hosted their annual fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewing to celebrate Housing Champions of all kinds. Attending this celebration, spending time with my peers makes me think: what does it mean to be a Housing Champion?

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, affordable housing