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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

A Reflection on Food Access in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted by Cassidy Olson on May 28, 2020 11:15:00 AM

In the days before Governor Pritzker issued the shelter in place order in Illinois, I was overcome with feelings of insecurity. Stories of government mandated lock-downs and climbing infection rates had already begun to dominate traditional news outlets. On social media, friends shared pictures of packed parking lots and notes of relief for having scored a 32-pack of toilet paper the week prior. In the building I live in, a neighbor struck up a well-meaning, but unsettling conversation, “At least we’re young. We should be fine.”

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Topics: community, senior living, intergenerational housing, senior independence, food security, senior hunger, Older Americans Month, senior health, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, senior isolation

Resident Assistants at H.O.M.E.: Compassion Required

Posted by Brittany Norment on May 19, 2020 12:14:48 PM

As you may or may not know H.O.M.E. owns, manages, and maintains three residential buildings dedicated to intergenerational living, which enables low-income seniors to live in either individual apartments or shared living.

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Topics: community, senior living, intergenerational housing, resident assistants, Older Americans Month

Celebrating Older Americans Month: 2020

Posted by Brittany Norment on May 4, 2020 3:34:19 PM

Every May we are given the opportunity to celebrate older Americans and focus on their contributions in our lives and communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance which began in 1963 offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. The theme for 2020 is “Make Your Mark”, selected to encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their time, experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. This year’s theme highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities even in these unprecedented times.

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Topics: senior living, intergenerational housing, celebrate, Older Americans Month, intergenerational relationships, senior housing, affordable housing

Seniors Creating, Connecting and Contributing!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 13, 2019 1:50:59 PM

May is Older Americans Month - a time to celebrate the talents, contributions, and value of older adults to our communities!

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Connect, Create, and Contribute this Older Americans Month

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 6, 2019 3:45:00 PM

May is Older Americans Month - a time to celebrate the talents, contributions, and value of older adults to our communities!

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How does a ride on the shopping bus keep seniors independent?

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 28, 2018 11:49:00 AM

May is Older Americans Month - an opportunity to celebrate older adults and celebrate their talents and contributions to our communities! The theme this year is Engage at Every Age which emphasizes that "you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being."

Earlier this month on our blog we highlighted the talented seniors that live in our intergenerational houses, this week we are are highlighting the incredible seniors that ride our shopping bus!  

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Topics: community, senior living, food security, senior hunger, Older Americans Month, shopping bus, senior health, senior housing

Who's got talent? We do!

Posted by Tricia Mullin on May 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Who knew we had so much talent under the roofs of H.O.M.E.’s Good Life Senior Residences.  Well, we did! In honor of Older Americans Month, we are celebrating our Good Life residents and all those we have had the pleasure of meeting and providing housing and services to over the past year.

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Topics: senior living, Older Americans Month, aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, ageism

Older Americans Month 2018: Engage at Every Age

Posted by Amber Martin on May 7, 2018 10:30:00 AM

May is Older Americans Month - a time to celebrate the talents, contributions, and value of older adults to our communities. The theme this year is Engage at Every Age which emphasizes that "you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being."

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Topics: community, Older Americans Month, aging in community, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation

5 things we're reading about ageism this Older Americans Month

Posted by Amber Martin on May 22, 2017 11:52:02 AM


May is Older Americans Month. This year's theme is Age Out Loud. The theme aims to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.

Unfortunately, stereotypes about older adults and what it means to age persist. Ageism continues to be a problem that seniors face in a lot of areas of their lives. From direct discrimination in the workforce and healthcare to ageist portrayals of seniors in the media, ageism can impact the lives of seniors in real ways. 

Here are a few things that we are reading this month that shine a light on ageism

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Topics: community, senior independence, Older Americans Month, aging in community

5 Ways to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 15, 2017 3:15:44 PM

May is Older Americans Month! Not only is the month an opportunity for seniors to show us how they "Age Out Loud" , it is an opportunity to foster intergenerational bonds and spend time with older adult friends and family members! 

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