"In the past, I used to go to the 50 North café and enjoyed some of the free movies. My needs have changed and I was referred to the 50 North Outreach Department for services. I now receive Mobile Meals and was able to enroll in an ERS program (Emergency Response System) through 50 North. I wear it all the time in case I fall. I don't feel alone now."

Jim Rettig



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50 North has licensed social workers to provide information, referrals, and to act as advocates. So when you experience you are overwhelmed or you experience a crisis event, 50 North is here to help seniors and their caregivers navigate a wide range of needs.

Connect with 50 North today or browse available support groups below to find the community and support you need.

Contact 50 North's Outreach Department

What Can Seniors Expect from 50 North Outreach Services?

  • Assistance - answer questions and fill out paperwork for services such as housing, disability, social security, SNAP, etc.
  • Counseling – our case managers work with members and their family to connect with The Family Resource Center.
  • 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 our Marathon Café, Curbside Café, Mobile Meals, Chores, emergency response system, and Wellness. It's determined by a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.
  • Health Screenings – Blood Pressure readings scheduled 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the 50 North Lobby.
  • 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,  Mobile Meals and 50 North’s Marathon  Café.
  • Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) – Trained OSHIIP licensed social workers
    answer questions and give information about Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D Prescription, and
    Supplemental Insurances.
  • 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

Support Groups Available in Hancock County

Parkinson’s Support Group
Hancock County—3rd Monday of the month at 1:15 PM
50 North  339 E. Melrose Ave
Francie Kasmarek: 419-423-8496

The following caregiver groups are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Assoc., NW Ohio Chapter. These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Birchaven Retirement Village
15100 Birchaven Lane, in The Hub
Last Friday of the month at 9 AM

Birchaven Condo Club House
7113 Eastern Woods Parkway
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM
Respite care is available. Please call 419-425-5409 at least 24 hours in advance.

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
120 West Sandusky Street
2nd Monday of the month from 6:30-8 PM
Please park in the Crawford Street lot and use the Cory Street side entrance.

For Men Only Support Group
First Lutheran Church
109 E. Lincoln Street
3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM

Living Through Loss
An educational group for those who have suffered a loss due to death. There is a different presentation each month and after each program a group discussion. Series will run October-May.

Grief Reflections Groups
Several new groups that focus on the physical, mental, social and emotional aspects of grief will be offered at various times throughout the year. Groups include Writing Through Grief; Loss, Grief, & Healing Book Club; Grief in Motion; Creative Arts Expression Group; Forever Memories. Contact Bridge Hospice at 419-423-5351 for details on dates, times, and locations.

Individuals with early stage memory loss are invited to attend these programs with family and friends for social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion, or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit. Registration is requested. Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register. The Family Center, 1800 North Blanchard Street, Room 119.

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

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