Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

It Takes A Village: Discover Senior Organizations in Chicago

Posted by Brittany Norment on Aug 10, 2020 10:45:00 AM

For over 30 years, H.O.M.E. has been committed to helping seniors in Chicago maintain independent and enriched lives within their communities. Our work reaches beyond the Good Life Residences located on North Sheridan in Chicago -- it expands to the South and West sides of Chicago, where many of our upkeep & repair and shopping bus customers reside. 

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Topics: community, senior living, senior independence, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, diverse elders

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pioneers: #PrideInPlace

Posted by Brittany Norment on Jun 19, 2020 3:00:00 PM

The month of June has long been hailed as “Pride Month”, and the year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebration. It is typically a time for the LGBTQ+ community to gather and celebrate their history and rights. But why June? To understand the origin of Pride, one must start at the beginning: The Stonewall Riots, also known as The Stonewall Uprising.

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Topics: community, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, diverse elders

What does the children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood have to do with seniors?

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM

With a recent documentary as well as the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks, the iconic children's program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is having a renaissance moment. At H.O.M.E., we've been inspired by the show, too. 

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, senior independence, philanthropy, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, LGBT Older Adults, diverse elders

Remembering Jack Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman

Posted by Amber Martin on Feb 4, 2019 11:17:08 AM

When I met Jack Lyle five years ago, he was still lifting weights and sailing regularly at age 93.

Jack was active, and fiercely independent. It seems that he had been that way his entire life, and remained that way to the end.

Jack had been a Tuskegee Airman, and we learned about his death in his obituary in early January. This Black History month, we remember him.

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Topics: senior independence, Upkeep and Repair, aging in community, diverse elders

Intergenerational Housing: “We love the sound of children”

Posted by Gail Schechter on Sep 17, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Who would you like to be your neighbor?

I’m with Justice Morris Pashman of New Jersey, who wrote back in 1975, “A homogeneous community, one exhibiting almost total similarities of taste, habit, custom and behavior is culturally dead, aside from being downright boring.” This is H.O.M.E.’s philosophy too, particularly when it comes to age.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, combating ageism, diverse elders

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

Practicing cultural humility this Black History Month

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Feb 5, 2018 2:00:00 PM

A new month…another celebration…a new lens

As we embark on a new month, we also embark on an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans that began in the mid-70s. Since then, February has been designated as Black History month, providing an opportunity to pause, reflect and recognize the pivotal role of African Americans in U.S. history.

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Topics: community, diverse elders