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  • Do I have to go through a home visit to receive services?
    An intake appointment must be completed so a licensed social worker can review services, address questions, and complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Is there a cost to talk to a licensed social worker at 50 North?
    No
  • Are there cost for services?
    There is no charge for appointments with our social workers. 50 North charges fees for some activities, chores, café, mobile meals, Emergency Response Systems, and fitness and wellness memberships.
  • What if I can’t afford the cost for services at 50 North?
    Financial assistance is available and determined by a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.
  • Who is eligible for financial assistance?
    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.
  • Is it possible to qualify for free memberships and services?
    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.
  • What do I have to do to get financial assistance?
    Contact the Outreach Department at 419-423-8496. An easy 3 step application form is required.
  • How quickly can I expect to get approved?
    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.
  • What services does the Outreach Department provide?
    • 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.

Volunteers

50 North
339 East Melrose Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 423-8496

Hours:
Mon. & Wed.: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tues. & Thurs.: 8 
AM - 9 PM
Fri.: 8 AM - 4 PM
Sat.: 8 
AM -12 PM

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