There seem to be some little known programs and resources out there for older adults living in Chicago that may be beneficial to some senior home owners to know about. We want to make sure you know about the tax rebate for senior home owners and the porch repair program.
Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.
Topics: Resources and tips for seniors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How big of a problem is social isolation among older adults?
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.
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.