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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

10 Ways You Helped Make an Impact in 2015!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Oct 26, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Happy New Year! October 1st launched a new fiscal year for H.O.M.E. and we said goodbye to 2015.

The work we did last year would not have been possible without the help of our network of donors, volunteers, and partner. Your time, treasure, and talent meant a great deal to us! We would not be able to do the work we do without your philanthropy.

Here are 10 ways your support of H.O.M.E. helped make an impact.

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Topics: food security, celebrate, philanthropy, impact

Andrew runs the Chicago Marathon to support H.O.M.E.

Posted by Bruce Otto on Jul 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Andrew Lawton is running the 2015 Chicago Marathon to raise $4,500 for H.O.M.E.

Andrew is my nephew, the second child of my wife Kerry’s sister Rachel Lawton who lives in South Carolina. Andrew has a PhD from Yale and is now a Research Fellow at Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City.He has tried to explain what he does but all I remember is it has to do with killing mice and looking at their brains. 

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Topics: community, celebrate

Older Americans Month: Seniors "Get into the Act" at Social (video)

Posted by Amber Martin on May 27, 2015 9:09:30 AM


May is Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s celebration of older adults is “Get into the Act.” Throughout the month we are highlighting activities and personal stories from our Intergenerational Housing program and how it helps seniors stay active in their own lives and in the community.
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Topics: intergenerational housing, celebrate, Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month: Our 5 favorite Intergenerational housing posts

Posted by Amber Martin on May 18, 2015 11:56:23 AM


May is Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s celebration of older adults is “Get into the Act.” Throughout the month we are highlighting activities and personal stories from our Intergenerational Housing program and how it helps seniors stay active in their own lives and in the community.

May is also Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.'s blogiversary--we started blogging one year ago during Older Americans Month!

Here's a look back at five of our favorite posts about residents in our intergenerational housing program. The thing we love best about these posts is that each one shows how our seniors are active parts of their communities. 

Chicago Spartan Day of Service in April: Volunteers worked in our houses and visited with residents over lunch. Photo credit: Mary Rodriguez

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Topics: celebrate, Older Americans Month

2015 Annual Celebration Dinner: There's No Place Like H.O.M.E.

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Apr 28, 2015 10:36:00 AM

On Thursday, April 23rd nearly 300 H.O.M.E. supporters came together to celebrate H.O.M.E. at our Annual Celebration Dinner. 

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Topics: celebrate

There's no place like H.O.M.E.: How you can help seniors in Chicago

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 6, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Do you think seniors living in Chicago have the support and means they need to live independently?

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Topics: celebrate

Super Senior Madness Continues

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Ahead of the Aging in America conference coming to Chicago this March, H.O.M.E. is getting into the Bracket Game. We have been be highlighting seniors who have made outstanding achievements in their senior years on social media and letting you vote for your favorite.

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Topics: community, celebrate

Introducing Super Senior Madness this March

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Ahead of the Aging in America conference coming to Chicago this March, H.O.M.E. is getting into the Bracket Game. Starting today, we will be highlighting seniors who have made outstanding achievements in their senior years.

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Topics: community, celebrate

Random Acts of Kindness at H.O.M.E.

Posted by Janet Takehara on Feb 17, 2015 11:57:15 AM

The eminently reliable source Wikipedia describes a random act of kindness as “a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people.” A very dry definition, that – I think this quote says it better:

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Topics: volunteer, community, celebrate

Our 7 Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Feb 2, 2015 11:50:25 AM

This year's Super Bowl was fantastic. The game itself was a strong match up between two great teams. I am sure Patriots fans everywhere woke up this morning with a huge smile on their face (I know I did!).

The game and the half time show were exciting, but the commercials this year made the Super Bowl even better. Fun Fact, a  Super Bowl commercial can cost companies cost between $4-4.5 million (A huge increase from the first Super Bowl in 1967, where the average cost of a 30-second ad was between $37,500 to $42,500). Some of this year's commecials made us laugh, some made us cry, and some left us very confused. 

Here is my list of the 7 best commercials of Super Bowl 49!

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Topics: community, celebrate