Older adults 50 and older in Hancock County. Approvals are made on an individual need and are based on a sliding fee scale with total household income and number of dependents taken into consideration. The scale assists in determining the amount of financial assistance provided.
No. 50 North believes a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed when the financial assistance recipient contributes to some portion of the cost. 50 North also believes in giving a hand up and not a hand out.
Once the application and required documents have been submitted to 50 North, your application will be reviewed and the process could take one week and you will received a letter indicating if you have been approved and your final cost.
Assistance – answer questions and fill out paperwork for services such as housing, disability, social security, SNAP, etc.
Check-in Service – an individual who does not have family members living close by, lives alone, or has a cognitive or physical disability can enroll. A volunteer will call enrolled members Monday through Friday.
Counseling – our case managers work with members and their family to connect with Century Health for counseling.
Emergency Response Systems Program – provided through a grant from The Community Foundation. This program will provide emergency call systems to individuals who do not qualify to receive one through Passport and any other program.
Financial Assistance – is available for café, mobile meals, chores, mowing, snow removal, housekeeping, emergency response system and fitness. Determined by a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.
Foot Care Clinics- scheduled 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Fox Run by a registered nurse.
Health Screenings – Blood Pressure checks are scheduled the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Marathon Café.
Legal Aid – schedule an appointment with a Legal Aid of Western Ohio attorney. Appointments scheduled quarterly.
Medical Equipment Loan – Durable medical equipment and supplies are available for loan.
Medicare Programs – Representatives of Ohio Department of Insurance give presentations to provide information and answer questions for anyone who is already receiving Medicare, or will be eligible soon.
Nutrition – assistance with farmer’s market vouchers, senior dining program, grocery delivery, mobile meals and 50 North scholarships for 50 North’s Café.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) – Trained OSHIIP license social workers answer questions and give information about Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D Prescription, and Supplemental Insurances.
Powerful Tools for Caregiver Series – a six-week workshop helps caregivers develop tools and strategies to face the challenges of caregiving.
Support Groups – Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Diabetes are scheduled monthly.
Transportation – Tickets for HATS local transportation are available monthly. Transportation for out of county doctor’s appointment available through HATS and Area Agency on Aging Area 3 Find-A-Ride program.
Volunteer Guardianship Program – Screened and Trained Volunteer Guardians assist individuals in need of a guardian (of the person). A collaborative program with Hancock County Probate Court.
By volunteering at 50 North, not only will you make new friends and share a feeling of camaraderie with staff and fellow volunteers, you will make a difference in the lives of adults in your community.