ABOUT EPIC HOUSE
EPIC House offers a unique shared living experience to elderly, low-income adults in Greater Cincinnati. Opened in 1989, EPIC house was the result of a vision to provide shared housing for older people living in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine, West End and Central Business District who had no extended family to care for them. EPIC House provides a solution to an often-overlooked problem – that of long-time inner city residents who are placed prematurely in nursing homes because there is no affordable housing with services available to them. Today, EPIC House is a thriving and active home for nine elderly adults. Residents enjoy a comfortable atmosphere and benefit from planned activities and friendly visitors to the house.
RESIDENT OF THE MONTH - Fred White
Fred was born in Cincinnati in 1944. Fred likes to travel, mainly to Georgia where his family is from. Fred enjoys watching sports, especially football, baseball and basketball. His favorite football team is the New England Patriots and his favorite football player is Chad Johnson. His favorite baseball team is the Reds and his favorite player is Brandon Phillips. He went to Withrow High School where he played half-back on his school’s football team. Math was Fred’s favorite subject in school. After school, he worked in Madisonville for 42 years. His mother owned a pony keg and he worked for her. His favorite food is steak, especially round steak and cherry pie. Fred’s favorite thing about living at EPIC is being out in the garden. Fred has lived at EPIC for 5 years.
Our vision is a community where the specific and unique needs of the frail, low-income, elderly - those who can no longer live independently but do not require nursing home care - are met through shared housing facilities; allowing them to maintain or achieve a high quality of physical, emotional, and a social life.
The mission for EPIC House is to provide and maintain a facility excelling in carrying out its operations and programs for the elderly. It will continually work to insure it is the leader in this field and region, through a strong, proactive Board, self-evaluation, advocacy, and collaboration with other groups and experts. It will be a unique and replicable model, providing high quality services resulting in the highest quality of life for this specific group of individuals.