Concerned senior citizens, along with the Hancock County Council on Aging, the Central Indiana Council on Aging, and the Interlocal Community Action Program, saw a need and were willing to devote time, funds, and creativity to see that a senior service organization was developed to meet those needs.
Established in 1978, Hancock County Senior Services provides in-home, non-medical support services to persons over the age of 60, to those with disabilities of any age, and particularly to low-income residents.
In 2005, Hancock Area Rural Transit expanded the Senior Services Transportation Program to serve county residents who are under 60 years of age. See the Services page for transportation details.
HCSS provided assistance to 1,214 county residents through one or more programs during the past year. The following services were provided to the seniors and disabled of Hancock County during 2015:
19,565 One-way transportation trips
2,300 Homemaker hours
171 Handyman hours
980 Volunteer service hours
150 Telephone reassurance calls
450 Outreach hours
1,399 Respite assistant care hours
47,078 Information and referral contacts
Linda Hart – Executive Director
Vicki Adams – Office Manager
Diane Schopp – Administrative Assistant
Kit Paternoster – Volunteer Coordinator
Cindi Martin – Transit Operations Coordinator
Vicky Mars – Transportation Dispatcher
Janice Weber – Home Service Coordinator
Phyllis Polizotto, Chair
Susie Broome, Vice Chair
Michael Gill, Secretary
Jane Constantine, Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS