About Us


Welcome to the HANDS Foundation website where our goal is to improve the quality of life for Medina County Seniors.  We have proudly been serving Medina County Seniors since 1995.

The HANDS Foundation's purpose is to educate, coordinate and involve seniors and organizations to create an independent lifestyle that will result in an improved quality of life for Medina County Seniors.

The HANDS Foundation shall be an instrument for the improvement of senior issues through education, community resources, and community partnerships.

Beliefs & Values
.  Aging should be a supportive partnership among seniors, families, caregivers, the community and HANDS.
.  All seniors deserve dignity and a respectful quality of life.
.  The community has a responsibility to ensure sources exist and are made available.
.  Seniors are a valuable asset in the community wheel.

HANDS Foundation is a community foundation and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.  All trustees and officers serve without compensation.

Donations may be directed to established programs or contributed to the Foundation's general fund.  Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.  HANDS is a local charity, not supported by any national organization.  All money raised here stays here in Medina County to benefit our older adults.

The HANDS Foundation offers:
.  Senior Wishes - click here for more information
.  Helping HANDS - click here for more information
.  Swing into Spring Annual Fundraiser - click here for more information

Current Board
Board of Directors:
   Christina Waller, President
   Joe Hanna, Vice President

   Ryan Boulton, Treasurer
   Betsy Fritsch, Secretary


        Rick Davidson

        Ted Halkovich
        Patricia Hanek

        Rebecca Rak
        Mayor Dennis Hanwell, Honorary Trustee

        Dan Ihrig, NHA, Honorary Trustee
        Judge James Kimbler, Honorary Trustee

        Pete Rademacher, Honorary Trustee

Current Staff
     Liz Murphy

In memory of Don Simpson, Founder of the HANDS Foundation

Learn more about us - read our brochure below or you can download/print by clicking this file:
HANDS Foundation Brochure HANDS Foundation Brochure