Deb Cyprych was the Executive Director for the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults from 1989 to 2018. She led a staff of ten in providing supportive services and engaging activities to enhance the independence and quality of life for older adults in eastern Cincinnati.
Under her leadership, the Center increased revenue; added staff; and expanded its service area from two to seven neighborhoods. While coping with the funding shortages that challenge many senior centers, Hyde Park Center has continued to achieve positive results for thousands of older adults through transportation, meals, case management, and wellness activities.
Deb was active in the APA from 1991 to 2004, when it was still called the Greater Cincinnati Joint Council on Geriatric Care, or GCJCGC. She served on board as Secretary, Co-Chair of Education Committee, and Co-Chair of Advocacy Committee; served on committee for two Tristate White House conferences on aging in 1995 and 2005
In 1993, Deb initiated a six-week genealogy series at the center, and got hooked. The genealogy group is still meeting once a month, and now Deb is starting a new chapter as a full-time professional genealogist.
She lives in an old house in Mount Auburn that needs a lot of work but has a great view. Her daughter and three grandchildren also live in Cincinnati, and she’s looking forward to spending more time with them.