Anyone 60 & older can come to the Center for lunch, activities, and to meet with the case manager. HPC’s transportation and case management home visits are only available to seniors living in East End, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mount Lookout, Oakley, O’Bryonville, and South Norwood.
Social Work Services
Social work case management is an important part of Hyde Park Center’s (HPC) mission to help seniors stay safely independent in their own homes.
Case management services may include:
- Monitoring mail, helping with banking and paying bills for confused or sight-impaired people;
- Advocacy with landlords, insurance claims, and other debt situations.
- Acting as authorized representative to help people obtain and retain essential government assistance such as Food Stamps, Medicaid and Medicare.
- Counseling and intervention for individuals and families
The first step in obtaining professional case management is a phone call to Susan, HPC’s Director of Social Services, at 513-321-6816. Susan will set a time to meet and assess needs and provide more information about this vital service.
Nutrition is crucial to the health and vitality of seniors. HPC’s lunch program provides older adults with a balanced, “home-cooked” meal in a clean, lively environment.
HPC’s lunch program assures that seniors have a freshly prepared, well balanced meal. Lunch is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Participants who live in HPC’s service area may be transported to meals. Lunch is prepared on site and served by volunteers.
Anyone in Greater Cincinnati can join us for lunch. Based on federal funding guidelines, there is no set fee for lunch for seniors, but HPC does ask for a contribution of $5.00 for those 60 years and older to help underwrite the program cost. Those younger than 60 years old are charged $10.00 per meal.
HPC provides safe, on-time individualized transportation to people 60+ years old who live in our seven-neighborhood eastside service area: East End, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mt. Lookout, Oakley, O’Bryonville and South Norwood. Transportation is available to the doctor, dentist, business appointments and back and forth to HPC.
Based on federal funding guidelines, we do not charge for transportation. We do ask for donations to help cover program costs. The suggested contribution is $3-$10.00, depending on the distance driven.
HPC’s drivers are trained in safe driving practices, recognizing conditions of concern in the seniors they see, first aid and CPR. Client’s families grow to trust HPC to transport their loved ones safely and on time. We pride ourselves on safety, promptness and attention to the well-being of our passengers.
Wellness and Learning
Wellness and learning activities include:
- Daily exercise classes, including yoga and chair exercise.
- Classes and discussion groups
- Speakers on a wide variety of topics including health education.
- Constructive activities like arts and crafts and sewing
- Games: card games, pool, dominoes, Peruvian frog game.
- Parties, musical and cultural entertainment, movies, day trips, shopping trips.
Anyone in the greater Cincinnati area may come to HPC for activities and educational opportunities. Most opportunities are offered free of charge. Some may require a fee for instructors or class supplies. See the monthly activities calendar for a full schedule of activities and classes, or call 513-321-6816 for more information.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati provides partial funding for this program.
Center programs are supported in part by