Hilltop House Programs
Every senior deserves a place to call home. The dramatic growth in the senior population, combined with the high cost of housing, has created a crisis for countless seniors on fixed incomes.
With 124 apartment units, Hilltop House is a large provider of housing for low-income seniors. We provide privacy and enhanced safety for active seniors as well as those who have a little help to live independently.
Healthy eating plays a critical role in delaying the onset of chronic disease. Seniors who cannot prepare their own meals or have to make the choice between food and other basic needs are at greater risk of hospitalization, chronic disease and more costly long-term care. Hilltop House provides dinner every evening to our residents. These healthy and nutritious meals are generous in portion and variety.
Hilltop House’s Wellbeingness program seeks to provide opportunities for residents to remain active and engaged through physical and mental fitness programs. Multiple studies have shown that the key to healthy aging is remain engaged in mental, physical and spiritual pursuits. Our Community Room is a hub for such important work.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
A formerly homeless woman moved into Hilltop. She was so grateful to be out of the shelter and to have her own apartment and bathroom. In spite of the gratitude, the transition was rocky. She received several notices to comply with the rules or her tenancy was at risk. She was allowing visitors all hours of the day and night. Their belligerent behavior and smoking were serious problems. Other residents were frightened. We referred her to the Geriatric Regional Assessment Team who connected her for mental health and medication management. She thrived. We attempted to incorporate her into the life of Hilltop and one thing she enjoys is the weekly baking class in our newly remodeled kitchen.
Our activity room is always teeming with fitness classes, yoga, cards, bingo, the Residents' Little Store, puzzles, meetings, parties, drama group presentations and the cooking classes. The well-appointed resident kitchen was Phase III of the remodel and our need is for resources to complete the project. We want our residents to be proud of their home and have a safe and comfortable place to enjoy the many activities that make our residents a real community.