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 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

Celebrating National Social Work Month

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 7, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Have we mentioned how much we love the people who tackle social issues daily, in spite of the many challenges they face? We do, we love you!

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Topics: community, poverty, food security

Myth-busting senior challenges

Posted by Amber Martin on Aug 31, 2015 9:53:49 AM

Did you know that 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the U.S.?

As Baby Boomers reach retirement, the older adult population is growing fast. The challenges that older adults face are also growing and changing. It can be difficult to keep up with the facts, and sometimes what we think we know isn't quite on the mark. 

With over 30 years of experience providing housing and housing services to low-income seniors living in the City of Chicago, H.O.M.E. helps seniors live independently and increase their quality of life. Since we launched Senior Moments from H.O.M.E. last summer, we have spent some time busting myths that we sometimes hear about seniors.

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Topics: intergenerational housing, poverty, food security, senior hunger, Resources and tips for seniors

Illinois budget crisis impacts the most vulnerable citizens

Posted by Janet Takehara on Aug 17, 2015 1:40:05 PM

Illinois’ budget deadline for FY16 has passed and what is left in this game of political tug-of-war is uncertainty for our families and communities. Since no budget agreement was reached on July 1, 2015 (the start of the new fiscal year), and despite a recent hard-fought proposal to spend  federal funds if the state Senate agrees, this uncertainty has become a way of life as the social safety net that protects our most at-risk citizens has been hit the hardest.  Here are stories from working families, people who are disabled, and seniors who are living in this crisis.

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Topics: poverty, food security

Six Myths About Low-Income Seniors And Poverty

Posted by Mike Deelstra on Sep 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

People are reaching the retirement age of 65 at a rate of almost 10,000 people per day. By 2040 there will be over 79 million people aged 65 and up in the U.S.. It is becoming one of the biggest age groups in today’s society. Many of these seniors do not have the proper resources to take care of their homes or aren’t able to buy healthy food. In some cases, during the winter months, they have to choose between heating their homes and putting food on the table.

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Topics: community, senior living, intergenerational housing, poverty, food security, Resources and tips for seniors

Challenges facing seniors this Senior Citizen's Day

Posted by Cathie Bazzon on Aug 25, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Chicago’s older adult population will double in size by 2030. With this population increase, the number of seniors living in poverty will also rise and the demand for social services will undoubtedly increase as well. Seniors who live on low-incomes face a myriad of challenges everyday: access to quality healthcare, access to adequate food, and access to affordable housing are among them.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, poverty, food security, senior hunger, Resources and tips for seniors

Here’s why you should join H.O.M.E. on Saturday for the Hunger Walk

Posted by Amber Martin on Jun 16, 2014 1:37:00 AM

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is running a wonderful series over on their blog entitled “Why I walk.” Earlier this month, our own Mike Laz shared Christine’s story and what the Hunger Walk means for H.O.M.E.—the credits we earn at the Hunger Walk help H.O.M.E. to purchase food to provide healthy meals to the seniors who live in our shared living residences.

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Topics: volunteer, community, poverty, community partners, food security

This Father's Day give the gift of impact for seniors

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jun 9, 2014 4:31:00 PM

Last week my parents came to Chicago to visit me, it was the first time in a while that I got to spend time with them. It was also the first time that it became clear to me that my parents are getting older. As “baby boomers” grow older, the aging population grows.

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Topics: community, poverty, food security, aging in community