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REACHING RESOURCES2018-06-13T12:23:31+00:00

Reaching Resources connects seniors with aging resources in Hamilton County.

This program is a resource guide, advocate, and support for older adults in Hamilton County.  Reaching Resources is the hub for all things relating to aging in our community. The goals of the program are to prevent isolation, improve quality of life, and help maintain independence.

How Reaching Resources Works

A Reaching Resources Coordinator will meet one on one with an older adult in their home to complete a comprehensive intake assessment on both needs and strengths today, as well as planning for the next three to five years.  Caregivers are encouraged to attend the intake meeting. The Reaching Resources Coordinator will ask questions regarding physical health, current supports, financial status, specific requests, and other potential needs.

Then, the Reaching Resources Coordinator will assist the senior with action plan goals. The Reaching Resources Coordinator has up to date and accurate information about the resources, programs, and services for seniors in Hamilton County.  They will help seniors with the improved referral process and connect them directly with the resource.  Furthermore, they will be able to proactively identify needs during the intake interview to help determine what other services and resources the senior may benefit from in their area.

To receive assistance through Reaching Resources, you must be 55+ and live in Hamilton County.  

If you or someone you know would benefit from connecting with a Reaching Resources Coordinator, contact us today.

Contact Us

Reaching Resources Collaborators

Reaching Resources serves as a central communication point for organizations serving the aging population in Hamilton County.  Through this new program, several senior-serving organizations joined together to improve how we help older adults in our community.  While Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County houses this program, it is only possible through the help of all our collaborators working together.

Here are a few partnerships that have formed through Reaching Resources:

Shopper Shuttle

Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, HAND, and Janus Development/HCE have formed a partnership to provide improved transportation assistance to older adults in Hamilton county.  The Shopper Shuttle provides a free round trip to a local grocery store for seniors in Sheridan and Noblesville once a month. The goal is to continue to increase availability throughout the county to help support older adults in their independence.

Home Repair Partnership

Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, HAND, Habitat for Humanity, SERVE Noblesville, and Christmas In Action have formed the Hamilton County Home Repair Partnership.  The goal of the partnership is to unify the organizations that assist people with needed home repairs in our community. By working together, we can be more efficient and effective in helping Hamilton County residents with home repair assistance.

If you are interested in applying for home repair assistance, please complete the following application.

HOME REPAIR APPLICATION

We would like to thank your Reaching Resources Collaborators who make this possible:

  • HAND (Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development)
  • Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County
  • Good Samaritan Network
  • CICOA
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • PrimeLife Enrichment
  • Janus Development/HCE
  • Grace Care Center
  • Joy’s House
  • Partnership for a Health Hamilton County
  • Salvation Army
  • Community Health Network Touchpoint
  • IU Health
  • St. Vincent Health
  • Riverview Health

Reaching Resources Funding Partners

Legacy Fund

Reaching Resources began and is currently funded by the Community Leadership Initiative of the Legacy Fund

We also appreciate the support of the following funding partners:

Central Indiana Senior Fund
Horizon Bank
IU Health
Duke Energy

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the Reaching Resources Initiative, please contact Lauren Guynn at lauren@shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org.