Si Yoon Ryou, Home Care Program Client
“Oftentimes I need help with preparing meals and cleaning because my health is not as good as it used to be. Hanul’s homecare service has helped me to stay home independently. It gives my family peace of mind knowing that I am being taken care of."
Supporting limited-English-Speaking elderly by assisting them obtain and sustain a sense of dignity and improved quality of life.
BENEFIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Service Provided by Homecare Aides: Meal planning & preparation, Bathing, Assist transferring, Laundry, Cleaning, Dusting, Shopping and running errands, Health management and special diet preparation, Other household tasks
On August 1, 2000, HFA launched its first congregate meal service in an effort to relieve hunger, provide nutritional needs, and offer socio-cultural support for Chicago’s Korean seniors. Through the lunch program, HFA helps seniors overcome alienation by providing opportunities to find social support, camaraderie, and a deeper sense of community. Today both Chicago and Mt. Prospect Office daily provide nutritious hot Korean meals Monday thru Friday for over 200 seniors residing both in the city and the northern suburbs. Anyone whose age is 60 and over can enjoy the program with suggested donation of $2.50. To view this month’s menu, please click here (Link back to on-going program schedule).
Food donated by Chipotle and Starbucks are also distributed to seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Senior Apartment Neighborhood Connection Program: aims to organize Korean senior residents residing in government subsidized apartments in uptown Chicago area, and empower them to identify their needs and possible solutions for the wellbeing of their neighborhood and community through participating in volunteer teams. Annually, over 50 volunteers representing 30 different senior buildings participate in bi-monthly meetings, trainings, and volunteer activities.
Senior Community Service Employment Program: As one of the participating organizations of Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, Hanul recruits and trains older adults to foster and promote part-time opportunities in community service activities for unemployed low-income persons who are age 55.