Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

What can we learn from Season 5 of Grace and Frankie?

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Mar 18, 2019 2:52:05 PM

On January 18th the fifth season of Grace and Frankie was released on Netflix. If you haven’t binged watched it already,  Grace and Frankie tells the story of two former rivals who became roommates and later friends when their husbands leave them to marry each other after a long affair. The hilariously witty show does a wonderful job highlighting the experiences and struggles many older adults face and can teach us so much about aging and the importance of relationships.

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Topics: community, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, ageism

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

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

Highlights from Giving USA and why your support is important

Posted by Amber Martin on Jun 25, 2018 11:40:11 AM

Are you a donor? Do you give at the end of the year or attend events throughout the year? Are you a member of a monthly giving program, like H.O.M.E.’s Partners in Independence?

Do you ever wonder if you’re alone, and where other donors are giving?

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Topics: community, philanthropy, ageism

Who's got talent? We do!

Posted by Tricia Mullin on May 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Who knew we had so much talent under the roofs of H.O.M.E.’s Good Life Senior Residences.  Well, we did! In honor of Older Americans Month, we are celebrating our Good Life residents and all those we have had the pleasure of meeting and providing housing and services to over the past year.

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Topics: senior living, Older Americans Month, aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, ageism

Volunteering makes a difference, and can change your perspective

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Apr 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM

As organizations like H.O.M.E. finish recognizing and celebrating National Volunteer Month, were you scratching your head thinking, "I have always wanted to volunteer but not sure where?"

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Topics: volunteer, community, ageism

Celebrating Maggie Kuhn this Women's History Month

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 5, 2018 11:59:51 AM

March is Women's History Month. The theme this year is "NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women."

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Topics: intergenerational housing, aging in community, LGBT Older Adults, ageism, senior housing, affordable housing, diverse elders

Seniors are often overlooked. You can be a part of the solution.

Posted by Amber Martin on Jan 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Let’s start here because this needs to be said: seniors are valuable.

As someone who works for an organization that is committed to helping older adults, you may think I’m biased. It’s true; my work securing funding for H.O.M.E. has taught me just how much seniors have to offer.

Beyond the wisdom and experience for which we often give them credit, seniors provide tangible value to our communities.

Older adults outpace other generations in volunteering; provide vital childcare for working parents; and are consumers and investors and donors. And yes, just like Joan, they’re still working.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, senior independence, philanthropy, aging in community, ageism

5 things about aging that might surprise you

Posted by Amber Martin on Aug 14, 2017 10:25:56 AM

As Efty pointed out recently on our blog, sometimes thinking about aging can be daunting, particularly for young adults. There are a lot of ideas about aging that we sometimes get wrong, and that can make getting older or caring for an older adult scary. Having information can help.  

Here are 5 things about aging that you may not know:

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Topics: senior independence, fall prevention, aging in community, ageism, senior isolation