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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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 help...you 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

Impact series: You gave Priscilla comfort.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 19, 2018 10:07:00 AM

"I've seen the beautiful work you've done!"

Priscilla is a 72 year old homeowner and lives on a fixed income.

"I live paycheck to paycheck - only my Social Security. I don't have savings. How can you save if everything goes to the last penny?"

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Topics: senior independence, Upkeep and Repair, Giving Tuesday, aging in community

Impact Series: You give Jean joy.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 12, 2018 10:45:00 AM

It was a chilly day but Jean insisted on waiting for H.O.M.E.'s Shopping Bus outside the building where she lives in an affordable supportive living apartment.

When the bus pulled up, her neighbors joined her on the curb to go to the store to purchase food and other home supplies. The Shopping Bus program, supported by donors like you, helps seniors like Jean get goods they need. But it also helps seniors stay engaged and fulfilled. 

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Topics: senior independence, food security, shopping bus, Giving Tuesday, aging in community, senior isolation

Impact Series: You gave Natalie hope.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 5, 2018 9:52:00 AM

“I remember thinking, ‘I have no home now. I’m destitute.’”

Natalie didn't know what to do when she found herself with no where to live. Thanks to donors like you, Natalie found a home and a community that supports her in H.O.M.E.'s Intergenerational Housing program. You gave her hope. 

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, Good Life Senior Residences, senior isolation, senior housing

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Volunteers bring hope to seniors

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 27, 2017 10:01:01 AM

"[I have an] increased knowledge that there are still good people in the world. People that came to my home were friendly and professional."

Each year, nearly 500 H.O.M.E. volunteers give seniors comfort and joy. You can give hope to seniors today.

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Topics: volunteer, community, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Velma shops with Ernest

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 20, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Our Shopping Bus helps seniors living in affordable senior buildings all throughout Chicago. Our bus driver Ernest is beloved by riders who he helps to get from their residence to grocery stores where they can shop for groceries, medication, and household items.

96-year-old Velma loves this program, and Ernest. She says, "I'm not too steady on my feet so one day I asked Ernest to help me [around the store] and he's helped me ever since."

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Topics: shopping bus, Giving Tuesday, impact

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Bernadette has a warm place to live

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM

“It was so hard on me. I’d lived in that house since I was 9-going-on-10.”

Bernadette recently moved from her family home where she’d lived since 1962. She said she couldn’t have done it without help.

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, impact, Moving Program

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Debbie has brothers and sisters at Good Life Senior Residences

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 6, 2017 11:29:21 AM

Debbie moved to Chicago seven years ago to be nearer to her son, Cliff.

Before moving to Chicago she had been living with her sister in San Diego, where she moved from Virginia Beach to help take care of her mother.

Then suddenly, she suffered from an unexplained brain injury that left her with mobility and speech impairments. As she was recovering, Cliff wanted her to be close by so that he could help her as much as he was able.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, Good Life Senior Residences

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: What Intergenerational Housing means to one student

Posted by Amber Martin on Oct 30, 2017 10:34:19 AM

Michael is a junior at Loyola University. But he doesn't live in a normal dorm. He lives with 12 seniors, a family, and 3 other young adults in our Intergenerational Housing program.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, intergenerational relationships

Giving Tuesday Impact Series: Loretta is H.O.M.E. for the holidays

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 28, 2016 8:35:00 AM

Two years ago, Loretta was a frequent visitor to the hospital. She was admitted every six months or so for exasperated COPD or pneumonia.

She can breathe easier now because of people like you and she wants you to know her story.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday