COVID-19 Update: Reopening Plan

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At Hillcroft Services, it is our priority to keep our employees and their families healthy, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we will abide by governmental guidelines when possible as we strive to balance public health concerns with the needs of those we serve. This Reopening Plan details how we intend to begin opening our business and still keep all of our clients and employees safe to every extent possible. This plan, which pulls from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Bureau of Developmental Disability Services (BDDS), Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), and the Delaware County Health Department guidance, highlights the responsibilities of employees and those receiving services, and outlines the steps Hillcroft is taking to address COVID-19.

While we will implement various protocols to ensure your safety, it’s up to you, your peers and coworkers to execute on these protocols daily. By releasing this Reopening Plan, Hillcroft hopes to clearly communicate our intentions for today and moving forward, highlight workplace and business protocols in place to protect your safety and establish a level of comfort for all of our clients and employees as we ask you to return to the facility.

We understand that everyone’s situation is different and encourage those with specific risks or concerns to reach out to their interdisciplinary team, manager or HR to discuss alternate arrangements, should they be necessary.

Hillcroft Services, Inc. COVID-19 Update: April 29, 2020

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Hillcroft Services will extend the suspension of all on-site client operations at our Muncie Air Park Drive and New Castle facilities through May 31, 2020. With the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, this extended suspension will help contain and minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the medically vulnerable population in which we serve. Our hope is to begin a phased-in approach to reopen our facilities beginning June 1 but will be dependent on many factors being monitored between now and that time. The care of our clients at their places of residence will remain our top priority.

We will continue to consider the recommendations of our local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines on the steps we should take to help prevent the spread of the virus as well as reopening facilities.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to navigate this together and take all necessary precautions to help ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

Debbie Bennett
President & CEO

Hillcroft Services COVID-19 Statement

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Like so many other organizations, we have spent the last several weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it continues to impact our world. As we continue to gather information and community updates about the COVID-19 virus, we will remain open continuing to serve our clients. Should the risk escalate in our community, Hillcroft will follow the recommendations of state and local health departments and take all necessary precautions to help ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. We are asking that everyone including clients and staff members who have any flu-like symptoms to stay home and monitor their own health. Please wash your hands often according to the guidelines provided by the CDC. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and respond accordingly based on the recommendations of our local health officials and regulatory bodies to provide the safest environment for our clients and staff; this is our top priority.

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these unprecedented and very fluid events together.

Debbie Bennett
President & CEO

The Grand Opening of 501 West Air Park Drive

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After much preparation and planning, Hillcroft Services is happy to call 501 West Air Park Drive home! Our Open House was Thursday, September 12th, 2019. Festivities included a ribbon cutting, group tours, client performances, and delicious refreshments.

Hillcroft’s 15th Annual Masters – HUGE SUCCESS!

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A great big thank you from everyone at Hillcroft Services! We appreciate everyone who supports our mission of helping people with disabilities in our community. It’s because of you that our Two-Day, SOLD OUT, 15th Annual Masters Golf Outing will go down in the history books as a…HUGE SUCCESS!

It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

This year was certainly one for the books. Despite some weather challenges to overcome, you all showed up and overwhelmed us with your support. Two Flights, Two Days, TWICE THE IMPACT for people with disabilities!

Mark your calendars for May 7th & 8th next year!

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HILLCROFT SERVICES CELEBRATES MARCH DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH HOSTS 4th ANNUAL MUSIC CONCERT…“CONTINUING THE LOVE”

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Hillcroft Services, Inc. a local provider of services for people with disabilities, hosted its 4th Annual Music Concert on March 21, 2019 at the Muncie Civic Theatre to celebrate March Disabilities Awareness Month. “Continuing the Love” was the theme of this year’s music concert which saw nearly 250 clients, staff, and community partners attend.

The performances included the Sign Choir, ABA Clinic, Barrier Free Skit, Hillcroft Choir, Hillcroft Songwriting Group, Elm Street Color Guard, Hillcroft Young Guys Groups, Hillcroft Hand Chimes, Cole Academy Dancers, Hillcroft Orff Xylophones, and the Gentlemen’s Exercise Group. Many of the performances incorporated a variety of musical instruments such as guitars, drums, ukuleles, hand chimes, Orff instruments (xylophones and bass bars), maracas, tambourines, cabasas, and kokorikos. All decorations and props displayed at the concert were created by clients in Creativity Unlimited, another division of Hillcroft Services.

Hillcroft Services’ Music Therapy Program hit the ground running just under five years ago. Since the inception of the program, it has flourished, and currently serves 185 clients from ages 3 to 85. “The Music Therapy Program was founded with the intent of helping our clients become more involved in the community, by means of partnerships and outreach programs. Clients have continued to express their interests in new music ideas and groups at Hillcroft. It has been our role to assist them in developing the skills needed (i.e. social, communication, daily living, etc.) to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.” said Anna Wamhoff, Music Therapy Services Coordinator.

Debbie Bennett, President & CEO said, “The Annual Music Concert is something I look forward to each year because it is so inspiring to witness our clients continue to improve year after year.”

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve. If you would like more information on how you can support Hillcroft Services and the Building Better Futures capital campaign, please visit https://www.hillcroft.org/contribute/ or contact Dan Wolfert at 765-284-4166 Ext. 1108 or dwolfert@hillcroft.org.

Hillcroft Awarded Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award

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Hillcroft Services, Inc. a local provider of services for individuals with disabilities, was awarded the special Chairman’s Award at the 9th annual Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Champions luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center. Hillcroft was honored in front of nearly 200 community partners for their dedication to providing services and supports to people with disabilities in the Muncie-Delaware County community.

Dr. Andrew Bowne, Chairperson of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected and presented Hillcroft Services with this prestigious award. Bowne said, “One of the opportunities you have as the chairperson for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is selecting the Chairman’s Award recipient. I have been incredibly impressed with Debbie Bennett and the Hillcroft Services team. They have positioned their organization to serve the community with excellence. Their new facility on Air Park Drive, coupled together with their existing ABA Clinic will create a beautiful, useful campus to serve their clients. Their expansion is also resulting in more jobs for the community, not just for people with disabilities, but people of all abilities. That is community and economic development all rolled into one project… and that is what your Chamber of Commerce is all about.”

Debbie Bennett, President & CEO of Hillcroft, accepted the award and said, “Hillcroft Services has been behind the scenes quietly providing support services to people with disabilities in this community for over 65 years. It is wonderful to be pulled into the spotlight and acknowledged for the hard work our staff do for members of this community as well as many local businesses. This award truly shows that our community acknowledges the value Hillcroft brings to this community and for that we are very grateful!”

About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve.

TRAM, Nifty Lift provide valuable service for seniors

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As a senior citizen I have found it necessary at times to avail myself of the services offered by both the city and county transportation services. Having found it necessary to stop driving I had to seek out alternative options. Maintaining my independence and being able to continue pursuing my interests is very important to me. The services provided by Nifty Lift and TRAM have allowed me to accomplish that.

Recently I spoke to John Hagan, a driver of 10 years for TRAM who said, “It has become a calling for me” because of so many nice people he meets. The drivers go over and above to make sure their riders get to their destinations safely, on time and as comfortable as possible.

Thank you to the city and county for your continued support of a very valuable service.

Margaret Dodd, Anderson

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Source:https://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-nifty-lift-tram-provide-valuable-service-for-seniors/article_863aec2c-3856-5516-93bf-f592d963c4b0.html