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Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

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

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

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

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

Who's got talent? We do!

Posted by Tricia Mullin on May 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Who knew we had so much talent under the roofs of H.O.M.E.’s Good Life Senior Residences.  Well, we did! In honor of Older Americans Month, we are celebrating our Good Life residents and all those we have had the pleasure of meeting and providing housing and services to over the past year.

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Topics: senior living, Older Americans Month, aging in community, Good Life Senior Residences, ageism

A year working in Intergenerational Housing

Posted by Maggie Mokrzycka on Dec 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

I had a wonderful journey with H.O.M.E. this year. With sadness, I have to say goodbye to the residents and staff I had a pleasure to work with.

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Topics: senior living, Good Life Senior Residences, senior isolation, senior housing, affordable housing

5 Things You Should Know About Good Life Senior Residences

Posted by Nikki Moustafa on Aug 28, 2017 9:36:00 AM

Today the Good Life Coordinators are taking over Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.! I am the coordinator at Nathalie Salmon House (NSH) and Maggie is the coordinator at Pat Crowley House (PCH).

Maggie and I have been a part of the H.O.M.E. family for nearly a year. With my background in social work and Maggie’s in gerontology, we may have thought we knew what we were walking into, but we have learned a lot about what the Good Life is all about.

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Topics: volunteer, community, senior living, intergenerational housing, intergenerational relationships, Good Life Senior Residences

Let's Celebrate Seniors!

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Aug 21, 2017 1:26:26 PM

In 1988 President Ronald Regan declared August 21st Senior Citizens Day, a day to recognize senior citizens across the country and to honor the impact that they have on our communities. 

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Topics: senior living, senior independence

This is Why You Will Want to Volunteer

Posted by Emily Frank on Jul 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Last week, YouthWorks volunteers from a youth group in Iowa came to help the Chicago Community. YouthWorks brought around 70 students to Chicago, some of whom partnered with H.O.M.E. During their week here, YouthWorks helped by painting the homes of senior homeowners.

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Topics: volunteer, community, senior living