The Mission of Hyde Park Center for Older Adults…
To enhance the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual well-being of older adults through supportive services and engaging activities.
The Center was founded in 1974 by a committee of churches and neighborhood activists who saw the need for a center to support the independence of older adults. From a single social worker working out of her car, the Center has grown to a staff of 10 experienced, dedicated employees based in an historic building in the heart of Hyde Park.
Services and activities for seniors include:
Transportation: Two drivers provide door-to-door service and assistance with boarding to medical appointments, grocery and drugstores, and Center meals and activities. 81% of riders have no driver in their household. 108 seniors took 5333 trips in 2015.
Nutrition: Delicious, “home” cooked meals are served Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals are served to the tables by volunteers. The number of people served lunch increased by 3% from 2014 to 2015.
Social Work Services: On-site licensed counselor provides assistance with paperwork such as bill paying and applications for public benefits. 72% of social service clients are considered economically disadvantaged, and 70% live alone.
Wellness & Learning: Activities to increase social interactions and maximize physical and emotional health include exercise classes, discussion groups, games, computer training and lectures. 1631 wellness activities were offered in 2015. 92% of attendees believe Hyde Park Center is helping them maintain good health.
2017 survey results from our members:
- 76% said they would not have been able to get the services they needed without the Center’s social work staff.
- 100% of riders say the HPC’s transportation service helps them stay independent
- 98% believe the meals help them stay healthy, and 93% say socializing with others is beneficial.
- 82% of participants believe Hyde Park Center is helping them maintain their health.
Hyde Park Center is an independent, community based non-profit. HPC receives support from the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, United Way, neighborhood churches, foundations and private individuals.
Based on federal funding through the COA, we cannot charge for lunch, transportation or social services so that anyone, no matter what their financial situation, may benefit from services.
We do, however, ask for donations for all services to support our mission to enhance the lives of older adults.
Membership is not required to participate in any activity or service offered by HPC, but it is a simple way to show your support. All members receive home delivery of the CenterPiece newsletter, a birthday-month lunch certificate and 50% off gift shop discount on Mondays and birthday party days.
Active $25 Couple $40 Supporting $40 Sustaining $55
~See membership form on right side of this page.