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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

10 Things You Should Know About Elder Abuse

Posted by Harumi Patzy on Jun 17, 2019 2:45:00 PM

This past Saturday, June 15th, was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day is an important opportunity to raise awareness about elder abuse and as the senior population worldwide grows it is becoming especially important to know the signs of abuse.

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Topics: senior health, elder abuse

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

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

What is the SNAP Gap?

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Aug 6, 2018 10:15:00 AM

After receiving an email from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), and being a newbie to the term “SNAP Gap”, I was prompted to do a Google search to learn more! And, as I suspected it had nothing to do with snaps on comfy clothing.

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Topics: senior independence, food security, senior hunger, senior health, Good Life Senior Residences, Resources and tips for seniors

Beat the Heat This Summer

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Jun 4, 2018 2:32:49 PM

After a long winter, few things excite Chicagoans quite like summer months! It's an opportunity to spend time outdoors and to explore the wonderful things the city has to offer! 

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Topics: senior living, safety, senior health, Resources and tips for seniors

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

ENGAGEing in your own well being

Posted by Judy Smith on May 21, 2018 11:37:00 AM

This month, we celebrate Older American’s Month and encourage all of our community members to “Engage at Every Age” to enrich physical, mental, and emotional well-being at each stage of life.  Being active, participating in social activities, sharing wisdom with members of another generation, and taking steps to ensure mental and physical health are great examples of how to be engaged.  

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Topics: senior independence, community partners, senior health, senior isolation, senior housing

Are you a caregiver? You should know about the CARE Act.

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Mar 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Providing care to an older adult can be complex. Added to that complexity is the fact that many people never plan or are trained to provide the type of care that is often required when an older adult returns home after a hospital stay. This is where the CARE Act becomes critical for caregivers to be aware of.

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

Leisure activities are important for seniors and here’s why

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 18, 2017 5:05:00 PM

Did you know that Bingo could be competitive? I didn’t think so either, until I recently played bingo with a group of our residents at the Nathalie Salmon House.

To give you an idea, their game of bingo had some heckling involved, there was intense competition for prizes, and a couple of seniors flawlessly managed to keep track of 4 boards at the simultaneously.

Leisure activities, like bingo, are not only good for seniors’ competitive spirits they are also good for their mental and physical health.

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Topics: senior health, senior isolation