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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

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

Impact Series: You give Jean joy.

Posted by Amber Martin on Nov 12, 2018 10:45:00 AM

It was a chilly day but Jean insisted on waiting for H.O.M.E.'s Shopping Bus outside the building where she lives in an affordable supportive living apartment.

When the bus pulled up, her neighbors joined her on the curb to go to the store to purchase food and other home supplies. The Shopping Bus program, supported by donors like you, helps seniors like Jean get goods they need. But it also helps seniors stay engaged and fulfilled. 

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Topics: senior independence, food security, shopping bus, Giving Tuesday, aging in community, senior isolation

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

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 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

What I learned from Good Life residents

Posted by Tammy Mels on Jul 30, 2018 10:09:00 AM

It feels like the summer has just started, but unfortunately the time for me to say goodbye has come. These past seven weeks have gone by so much faster than I expected.

I am so thankful and blessed to have worked alongside coworkers who were willing to let me take part in their role in the company and with residents who were willing to open their home to me.

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Topics: aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, combating ageism, senior isolation, affordable housing

Here's what we learned from community partners in June

Posted by Judy Smith on Jul 16, 2018 10:20:00 AM

The end of June was a busy time for us at H.O.M.E.  We were fortunate to host two great events with partners from the community.  Here's what we learned from our partners.

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Topics: community partners, intergenerational relationships, Resources and tips for seniors, LGBT Older Adults, senior isolation

Join the conversation this National Elder Abuse Awareness month

Posted by Tricia Mullin on Jun 11, 2018 10:02:00 AM

It is time to take notice and stop the abuse now!  You may be asking what abuse are we referring to. If I told you elder abuse would you believe me? Would you know what constitutes elder abuse and how to recognize or report it?

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Topics: Resources and tips for seniors, senior isolation

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