50 North has served the community since 1970, supporting seniors with the resources and opportunities they need to live with health and purpose.
Our organization has grown and changed so much in the past 52 years. Our mission has stayed the same - Enriching Lives and Supporting Independence. Here are a few highlights from our history:
Hancock County Senior Citizens, Inc., is incorporated to support seniors with socialization, affordable housing, transportation, and meal delivery.
Hancock County Senior Citizens, Inc., is admitted as a member agency of The United Way of Hancock County.
Purchase of Trenton Avenue facility, former home of 50 North.
Name is changed to Hancock County Agency on Aging.
First levy passes to help support the growing number of retirees in Hancock County.
Moved to current facility East Melrose Avenue.
Name is changed to 50 North to convey the population served.
The board of trustees approves expansion and renovation of the 50 North facility.
Expansion and Renovation project begins! Covid closed the building, however, programs and services were delivered virtually and by phone. Housekeeping, Mobile Meals, and Chore programs were done in-person with safety protocols in place.
Expansion and Renovation are complete. The building reopens after being shut down because of Covid.
Although the name and the building have changed, the purpose has remained the same: Enriching Lives, Supporting Independence. For more information about 50 North, visit the FAQ page.