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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

How do you infuse love in the everyday?

Posted by Pam Smith on Mar 25, 2019 10:18:00 AM

Today's guest blogger is Pam Smith, who is co-founder and executive director at the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training in Chicago. She is a historian and genealogist and a long-time Chicago consultant for nonprofit organizations.

Pam served as a senior press aide to Barack Obama in his primary campaign for US Senate and to Jesse Jackson in his 1988 presidential bid. She teaches history at National Louis University and is coeditor of The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North.

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Topics: volunteer, community, senior living, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors

3 things you should know about older adults and mental health

Posted by Amber Martin on Mar 4, 2019 1:33:58 PM

Mental health is an important part of overall health. That's true for people of all ages. Here are some things you need to know about mental health and older adults. 

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Topics: senior health, Resources and tips for seniors

Here are 4 ways to be heart healthy this winter

Posted by Kara Wackrow on Feb 11, 2019 10:29:00 AM

February is American Heart Month!

As the bustle and excitement of the holiday season wraps up and the new year sets in, we all know February can be a rough month, especially for seniors who may have a hard time getting out and about. Here are four ways to get heart healthy despite the winter weather.

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Topics: senior health, Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation

Be SMART this year!

Posted by Jack Lionberger on Jan 28, 2019 11:18:00 AM

As a social work graduate intern, I returned to H.O.M.E. after being away for the holidays during my school break, excited to start 2019. During an outing into the community, I asked the residents of the Good Life Senior Residences program about their New Year’s resolutions, and I noticed a pattern.

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Topics: Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors

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

Using a holistic approach to helping older adults maintain independence

Posted by Daisy Geurink on Oct 29, 2018 2:25:00 PM

Maintaining independence and quality of life for the older adult population is moving to the frontline within programs and residences for older adults.

At H.O.M.E., we strive to help our residents keep their independence for as long as they are able. Good Life Senior Residences offered at Pat Crowley House and Nathalie Salmon House gives low-income older adults the chance to hold onto their independence within a communal living setting.

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Topics: senior independence, aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors, senior housing

It's Falls Prevention Month: Learn how you can make a difference

Posted by Amber Martin on Sep 10, 2018 10:18:49 AM

This weekend's cool weather reminds us that fall is just around the corner.

Along with pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp air, and changing leaves, September also brings us Falls Prevention Month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), declares September 22, 2018 - the first day of fall - National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

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Topics: safety, Upkeep and Repair, fall prevention, aging in community, Resources and tips for seniors

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

Guest Blogger from Howard Brown Health shares resources for seniors

Posted by Kelly Rice on Aug 27, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Please welcome our guest blogger Kelly Rice of Howard Brown Health. Kelly is an expert in health and aging, and will be bringing evidence-based programming to H.O.M.E.'s residents this fall. Today she shares more about how such programs help older adults address chronic health conditions and increase overall wellness.

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Topics: community partners, senior health, aging in community, Resources and tips for seniors

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