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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Making Visible series: When the safety net disappears, poor seniors displaced. There's an alternative.

Posted by Gail Schechter on Mar 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM

“Like cattle. They were just hauling them out,” said a certified nursing assistant about to lose her job of 29 years at a rural South Dakota nursing home in Mobridge, closing because it ran out of money.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, combating ageism, senior housing

Black Coutours founder says Black History is important for youth and seniors

Posted by Bethany Dadisman on Feb 25, 2019 10:34:00 AM

 “Black history talks about the strength and determination of a people to be all that they could be.”

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Topics: community, intergenerational relationships, Good Life Senior Residences

Making Visible Series: And Grandma Makes Three

Posted by Gail Schechter on Jan 14, 2019 11:09:00 AM

 

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, combating ageism, senior housing

Top Senior Moments from 2018

Posted by Amber Martin on Jan 7, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Here's what you read on Senior Moments from H.O.M.E. in 2018.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, fun facts, Young Professionals Board, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation, senior housing

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

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

Where You Live Matters

Posted by Muriel Baptiste on Sep 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Today's guest blogger is Muriel Baptiste, Executive Director of The Utopia Connect Foundation. The Utopia Connect Foundation aligns people, purpose, and passion in order to create unique communities where people are “Well”, and everyone is “Adding Value”.

In the summer of 2011, I came to grips that Mom could no longer be left on her own. I paid my friend’s son Christian, then 12, to sit with her while I was away. Ultimately, I was able to navigate the incredibly complex systems that would allow my mother to be permanently cared for from the comfort and familiarity of her own home.

As someone who has immersed herself in community work, I recognize the importance of proximity. Proximity makes the access to information, opportunity, health, safety, and learning become more readily attainable.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships

"Lead from the rear" and other thoughts from our new Executive Director

Posted by Amber Martin on Aug 20, 2018 10:20:00 AM

This month we've welcomed Gail Schechter as the newest member of the H.O.M.E. family. Last week, I took some time to ask her to share a little more about herself, and why she is excited to lead with H.O.M.E.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships

Here's what two volunteers say about their Guest Chef experience

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Jul 23, 2018 10:05:00 AM

Volunteering makes a big difference! Not only does volunteering make a difference for those being served, but it also has an impact on those serving.

Don't believe me? Take it from these volunteers who regularly serve and share meals with seniors at Pat Crowley House.

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, Good Life Senior Residences