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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

May is Older Americans Month: Age Out Loud

Posted by Amber Martin on May 8, 2017 10:38:13 AM

"I'm 101 years old," Jamesetta said. "I guess by now I'm supposed to be gone, but I'm still bumpin' along."

Fiercely independent seniors like Jamesetta are the reason H.O.M.E. exists. Our housing and housing support services help seniors Age Out Loud, the theme of Older Americans Month 2017.

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Topics: Older Americans Month, aging in community

Older Americans Month 2016: “Blaze a Trail”

Posted by Janet Takehara on May 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts.

From 69-year-old NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. to 84-year-old actress Rita Moreno to 83-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who took her seat as a Supreme Court Justice at age 60, older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life.  And at H.O.M.E., older adults give us our purpose, our inspiration and our joy.

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Older Americans Month: Seniors "Get into the Act" at Social (video)

Posted by Amber Martin on May 27, 2015 9:09:30 AM


May is Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s celebration of older adults is “Get into the Act.” Throughout the month we are highlighting activities and personal stories from our Intergenerational Housing program and how it helps seniors stay active in their own lives and in the community.
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Topics: intergenerational housing, celebrate, Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month: Our 5 favorite Intergenerational housing posts

Posted by Amber Martin on May 18, 2015 11:56:23 AM


May is Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s celebration of older adults is “Get into the Act.” Throughout the month we are highlighting activities and personal stories from our Intergenerational Housing program and how it helps seniors stay active in their own lives and in the community.

May is also Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.'s blogiversary--we started blogging one year ago during Older Americans Month!

Here's a look back at five of our favorite posts about residents in our intergenerational housing program. The thing we love best about these posts is that each one shows how our seniors are active parts of their communities. 

Chicago Spartan Day of Service in April: Volunteers worked in our houses and visited with residents over lunch. Photo credit: Mary Rodriguez

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Older Americans Month 2015: “Get into the Act”

Posted by Amber Martin on May 4, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. 

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Topics: Older Americans Month, Good Life Senior Residences

Debunking Myths about Falls

Posted by Bruce Otto on May 27, 2014 12:59:00 PM

As we continue to observe Older Americans Month and its theme, ‘Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.’, the focus in this final week of May is on myths about falls. As reported in 2010 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized. The direct medical costs of falls were $30 billion. That makes senior safety a big issue.

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Topics: community, food security, Older Americans Month, safety, Upkeep and Repair, fall prevention, Resources and tips for seniors

Tips for Seniors and Care Givers: Fall Prevention

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on May 12, 2014 10:51:00 AM

In honor of Older Americans Month, and the theme Safe Today, Happy Tomorrow, the National Coalition on Aging is providing tips to make sure that seniors stay safe.

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Topics: Older Americans Month, safety, Upkeep and Repair, fall prevention, Resources and tips for seniors

Older Americans Month: National Council on Aging

Posted by Janet Takehara on May 5, 2014 8:29:00 AM

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