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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

7 tips to stay cool this summer

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Aug 3, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Things are finally starting to heat up in Chicago. While this means we can enjoy the outdoors more, extreme heat can be dangerous.

Twenty years after the heat wave of 1995, the City of Chicago has learned a lot about how to keep people cool and safe in hot weather. 

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Topics: community, food security, safety, Resources and tips for seniors

Five (Free) Ways to Enjoy Chicago Summers

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jul 20, 2015 12:48:00 PM

There is nothing quite like the City of Chicago during the summer! There are so many places to go, things to see and activities to engage in (especially now that the weather is finally cooperating with us). 

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Topics: community, food security, Resources and tips for seniors

Summer means H.O.M.E. and the Glenwood Sunday Market are together again

Posted by Janet Takehara on Jul 6, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Again this summer, H.O.M.E. is proud to be a Food Access Partner of the Glenwood Sunday Market!

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, community partners, food security

Keeping Seniors Informed: Our Top 3 Tips Posts

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jun 22, 2015 2:39:45 PM

At H.O.M.E., we pride ourselves on our person-centered culture. We like to connect seniors with helpful resources that will assist them with living independent lives.
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Topics: senior living, food security, safety

Summertime Senior Community Fair at H.O.M.E.

Posted by Shefy Alexander on Jun 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Summertime means good weather, good food, and good company.  Head on down to H.O.M.E.’s first-ever Senior Community Fair on June 18th at the Nathalie Salmon House! 

HOME_Community_fairEnjoy a game of bingo, win prizes, and have the opportunity to visit our Exhibition Hall of senior service providers in your area. Get information and explore your options, stay active, and enjoy a summer day with us.

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Topics: community, food security, aging in community

Looking back at 2014 and Looking forward to 2015!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Dec 29, 2014 2:56:00 PM

In 2014 I became a member of the H.O.M.E. family when I accepted my position as a Development Associate. Looking back on the last year I realized that I joined the agency at such an exciting time. In 2014 H.O.M.E. celebrated many successes!

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, senior independence, food security, celebrate, Upkeep and Repair

Holiday Cheer: Ginghamsburg Church goes the distance to volunteer

Posted by Amber Martin on Dec 8, 2014 11:11:40 AM

For five years, volunteers from Ginghamsburg Church have traveled over four hours from Tipp City, Ohio to Chicago to spend a weekend giving back. The group works with local organizations, like H.O.M.E., to give their time and their talent to people who are living in Chicago on low-incomes and facing varied obstacles.

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Topics: volunteer, community, intergenerational housing, community partners, food security, celebrate

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: All Aboard The Shopping Bus

Posted by Mike Deelstra on Nov 17, 2014 1:30:00 PM

“It's wonderful to have the H.O.M.E. Shopping Bus Service. It is reliable and takes us to stores for groceries that I couldn't get to. It is very helpful and pleasant. It relieves anxiety and is very much appreciated. Thank you H.O.M.E. shopping bus!!”

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Topics: community, food security, senior hunger, shopping bus, Giving Tuesday

Six Myths About Low-Income Seniors And Poverty

Posted by Mike Deelstra on Sep 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

People are reaching the retirement age of 65 at a rate of almost 10,000 people per day. By 2040 there will be over 79 million people aged 65 and up in the U.S.. It is becoming one of the biggest age groups in today’s society. Many of these seniors do not have the proper resources to take care of their homes or aren’t able to buy healthy food. In some cases, during the winter months, they have to choose between heating their homes and putting food on the table.

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Topics: community, senior living, intergenerational housing, poverty, food security, Resources and tips for seniors

Celebrate Grandparents (and other seniors) Day Everyday!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 8, 2014 11:14:00 AM

In case you missed it, yesterday was Grandparents Day. It’s ok though, you can call or send a belated card to a senior you love—I bet the grandparents in your life will still appreciate it!  

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Topics: community, senior living, intergenerational housing, food security, celebrate, aging in community