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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E.’s Dream: Expanding Intergenerational Housing

Posted by Gail Schechter on Aug 19, 2019 11:56:09 AM

Question: When is Housing not about housing?

Answer: When it’s about community.

 

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Topics: senior housing, affordable housing

Fair Housing and Older Adults: Know Your Rights

Posted by Gail Schechter on Apr 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

April is Fair Housing Month. H.O.M.E. is proud to uphold fair housing laws in its housing and to ensure our resident population is diverse in every way.

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Topics: senior living, senior housing, affordable housing

Making Visible series: When the safety net disappears, poor seniors displaced. There's an alternative.

Posted by Gail Schechter on Mar 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM

“Like cattle. They were just hauling them out,” said a certified nursing assistant about to lose her job of 29 years at a rural South Dakota nursing home in Mobridge, closing because it ran out of money.

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, combating ageism, senior housing

Making Visible Series: And Grandma Makes Three

Posted by Gail Schechter on Jan 14, 2019 11:09:00 AM

 

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, intergenerational relationships, combating ageism, senior housing

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

An open letter to the next Chicago mayor

Posted by Gail Schechter on Dec 3, 2018 10:27:00 AM

Dear Next Mayor of Chicago,

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Topics: community, intergenerational housing, aging in community, ageism, senior housing, affordable housing

Impact Series: You gave Natalie hope.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 5, 2018 9:52:00 AM

“I remember thinking, ‘I have no home now. I’m destitute.’”

Natalie didn't know what to do when she found herself with no where to live. Thanks to donors like you, Natalie found a home and a community that supports her in H.O.M.E.'s Intergenerational Housing program. You gave her hope. 

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Topics: intergenerational housing, Giving Tuesday, Good Life Senior Residences, 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

What does "independence" mean?

Posted by Amber Martin on Oct 15, 2018 4:16:55 PM

Central to H.O.M.E.'s mission is to help low-income seniors maintain their independence. We do that by providing housing and housing support services. Often, we are faced with the question: "If you are 'helping' someone, doesn't that mean that they aren't 'independent?'"

It's a fair question. And the answer is actually another question: "Well, how do you define independence?"

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Topics: community, senior independence, aging in community, senior isolation, senior housing, affordable housing

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