About Us

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.

The agency assisted 1,049 residents in 2018 through one or more programs.

This includes:

  • 22,922 rides to 779 clients
  • 2,635 hours of Respite/Assistive Care
  • 2,522 hours of Homemaker Services
  • 601 hours of Volunteer Services
  • 275 hours of Outreach
  • 45,844 Information and Referral Contacts

Hancock County Senior Services, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Suzanne Derengowski – Executive Director – suzanned@hcssi.org
Vicki Adams – Director of Operations – vicki.adams17@hcssi.org
Elisha Harrison – Administrative Assistant – assistant@hcssi.org
Kit Paternoster – Volunteer Coordinator – kitp57@hcssi.org
Janice Weber – Home Service Coordinator – jweber@hcssi.org                                        Sandy Marcum – Transit Operations Coordinator – transitcoordinator@hcssi.org
Vicky Mars – Transportation Dispatcher
Linda Horine – Transportation Dispatcher
Pam Edwards – Transportation Dispatcher
Julia Glass – Transit Assistant

Jinx Oberly, Chair
Fred Wright,  Vice Chair
Ann Jaggers, Secretary

Laura Baker
Susie Broome
Sally Brown
Cheri Cole
Doug Dugger
Jane Gardner
Michael Gill
Kim Lozier
Phyllis Polizotto
Liz Rusche
Monica Sexton