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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

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

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

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

How big of a problem is social isolation among older adults?

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Sep 3, 2018 3:06:00 PM

How big of a problem is social isolation among older adults?

Bigger than you might think. One just has to look at some of the news articles to know that social isolation is a trend that is only getting worse.

I had the pleasure of presenting to Rush Generations members last month, where both Dr. Alexander Sasha Rackman and I both addressed social isolation from our individual perspectives: Dr. Rackman being a geriatrician and myself being a gerontologist and social worker.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, senior hunger, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation

"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

How a little help can actually make you more independent

Posted by Judy Smith on Aug 13, 2018 1:13:00 PM

We all know someone who has put off getting glasses or hearing aids because it will somehow make them seem “old” or diminished.

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Topics: senior living, intergenerational housing, Resources and tips for seniors