Seniors are a specialty here. HVCC recognizes that aging inevitably brings changes in lifestyle and questions about where to go to get needs met. Many can be met right here. Our programs were developed to respond to community needs. And, if we don’t offer it, we will be happy to help you get to someone who does.
Information and Referrals - Learn about internal and local area services and programs for seniors. Receive descriptions and contact information related to housing, transportation, home assessment and services, meals on wheels, energy assistance programs, rental rebate, entitlement, etc.
Transportation – Door-to-door service for ages 60 up. Rides for any reason. Friendly drivers and personal attention is what makes us a popular option See transportation page for details.
Food Pantry – Seniors who meet income criteria (and most do) can access our food pantry and select from our broad range of items. Homebound seniors can tap into home delivery services.
Health Insurance Counseling – On staff CHOICES trained counselor can explain and assist with enrollment into Medicare, medigap and Medicaid insurance programs as well as access the subsidies which help pay for coverage for those who qualify.
Case Management – Non-medical case managers meet with clients to help them organize their needs, develop goals and connect them with internal and external programs and services by aiding with phone calls and completing documents.
Lunch groups – Socialization is what life is all about. Two lunch groups go out each month to area restaurants coordinated and assisted by volunteers. Friendly Dial-a- Ride drivers ensure they get there and home again safely.
Workshops – Educational and recreational programs are planned throughout the year. Learn about ways to save money with coupons, enjoy making healthy meals, plant small container gardens and more.
Mental Health Counseling – Seniors face many changes as they age within themselves and in the world around them. Counselors help can them through their challenges with individual sessions and group programs.
Caregiver Support – Whether you are taking care of a spouse, grandchildren or someone else close to you, it can be stressful. Make a connection with others who share your experience, learn ways to cope and about programs
Reassurance Calls – Having someone to talk to can make all the difference in one’s day. Our senior caller reaches out to our clients to check in on their wellbeing and make that difference.
Friendly Visitors – Seniors who find they have too much alone time are able to find companionship with a friendly visitor willing to spend time in their homes or in the community doing what they like to do together.
Helpful link for more information on how to keep your Elder safe: https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/50-safety-tips-for-seniors/
Funded in part by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging.