Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Impact: You helped provide some care for a child-care specialist

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Dec 2, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Dawn Olderr Montalvo has been caring for other people’s children most of her life.  You helped find her a place to stay when she needed someone to take care of her for a change. 

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Topics: community, Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, senior housing, affordable housing, ILgive

Impact: You helped the Hatchetts and Larry Solomon find homes they love

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 25, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Your support ensures residents in our independent living apartments get homes that come with all the amenities. 

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Topics: senior living, intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: your support keeps the Rowe home as warm as their 55-year marriage

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 8, 2019 2:17:59 PM

Over the years the Rowes have turned to H.O.M.E. several times for upkeep and repair including weatherization, painting and, just this fall, a new hot water heater.  Your support for that work means the inside of the Rowes’ house in the Rosemoor community on the South Side, where they live with their dog, Lucky, is just as warm as their marriage of 55 years.  

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, ILgive

Impact: You helped DJ Larry “SirLES” Sullivan move to a new apartment

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 4, 2019 11:01:06 AM

Your support provided movers to someone who’s an expert on helping people move, himself. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, impact, Moving Program, ILgive

‘Voices From H.O.M.E.’ one theme, many stories

Posted by Gordon Mayer on Nov 1, 2019 9:15:00 AM

As we prepare for Giving Tuesday again on December 3, 2019, we’re proud to share stories that demonstrate both the impact of your support and also the diversity of experiences among the seniors who have benefited from the generosity of our supporters. 

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Topics: Giving Tuesday, philanthropy, ILgive

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 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