- Administration On Aging. "AoA
is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their
concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other
Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable
contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to
the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and
outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people
and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help
- The Anthenaeum at RIT.
"The Athenaeum is an organization run by and for men and women age 50 or
older who seek continued intellectual challenges, networking
opportunities, and social activities. Drawing on its own wealth of
experience and talent, this community of self-learners plans and carries
out educational experiences and social activities for its members.
The Athenaeum was founded in 1987 with the support of Rochester
Institute of Technology and the dedicated work of the first Athenaeum
members. On those sturdy foundations the organization flourishes, with a
growing membership, convenient, comfortable facilities, and the continuing
support of RIT.
But what makes this organization excel are its members. All Athenaeum
programs are developed and led by Athenaeum members. The future of The
Athenaeum will be charted by its members as well. Our Athenaeum Council
provides the leadership to make the organization run smoothly.
When you join this organization, you become an integral part of an
exciting and intellectual cooperative. You are also a part of the RIT
community, with full access to such campus amenities as recreational,
dining, library, and bookstore facilities. You need only glance at the
array of courses described in our Course Schedule to see the diversity and
depth of The Athenaeum's activities."
- SeniorNet Learning Center of
Rochester. "The SeniorNet Learning Center of Rochester is a
non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing access to and
education about computer technology and the internet to adults over 50 to
enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Courses are taught daily at the Jewish Community Center of Greater
- SeniorTech. "Seniors
are the fastest-growing segment of computer users. Unfortunately, few
seniors are comfortable using their computers. They've taken computer
courses through Continuing Ed., but often leave the class frustrated for
(1) The class moved too quickly
(2) The class had too many "non-seniors" in it, so the seniors were too
intimidated to ask questions,
(3) the instructor used too much computer jargon, and, most importantly
(4) when they got home, their computer looked and operated differently
from the one they used in class. SeniorTech addresses all of these
Here's how we operate:
(1) We meet with you one-on-one in the comfort of your own home
(2) We sit at your own computer
(3) We meet at a time convenient to you
(4) We move forward at a pace comfortable for you, not too fast, not too
(5) we answer your specific questions
(6) We offer "senior-friendly" rates (far less than your plumber
Give us a call today. Let's start working together.
- Aging Parents
and Elder Care. "Advice, comprehensive checklists, and links to
key resources ... designed to make it easier for family caregivers to
quickly find the information they need ... and avoid missing things that
are important in the care of their loved one."
- CareGuide.com. "CareGuide
is a care management company dedicated to helping people lead more
comfortable, secure and independent lives. Since 1996, CareGuide has
empowered families by providing them with personalized solutions and
support in the daily process of caregiving."
- Catholic Family Center Elder
Services. "Our focus is simple. We help older persons maintain a
safe and dignified independence in their own homes, for as long as they
We do this through a wide range of comprehensive, community-based
services, and through the caring commitment of our professional staff and
We believe that aging well is a right we all have, and our staff of
specialists and committed volunteers work hard every day to ensure all our
clients are treated with the dignity they deserve."
- Compassion and
Support. ""Individuals facing serious life-threatening illness
and approaching death deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and
compassion and to receive care that is focused on the individual's goals
for care. Families need and deserve to receive support. To achieve their
goals, individuals need to plan ahead, know their choices, make sound
decisions and share their wishes with their loved ones and health care
professionals. This Web site aims to educate and empower patients,
families, health care and other professionals to accomplish this goal."
- Eldersource. "Eldersource
Care Management Services is a legal joint venture of Catholic Family
Center and LIFESPAN. This program has served Monroe County residents since
1995 by providing a single access point for obtaining
information, guidance and care management services for older adults and
their caregivers. Eldersource is staffed by social workers with expertise
in the field of geriatrics."
- Greater Rochester Area Partnership
for the Elderly. "GRAPE is an organization of professionals and
interested persons who aspire to improve the quality of services for older
GRAPE colorfully refers to the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the
Elderly. We are an association that is dedicated to facilitating the
needed services for older persons through education, networking, and
GRAPE is a not-for-profit organization whose membership consists of
professionals, volunteers, students, and other interested persons serving
the older adult population in the Greater Rochester Area. GRAPE links
service providers, facilitates professional education, fosters
collaboration among a variety of professionals, and promotes positive
attitudes about aging."
- Lifespan. "LIFESPAN
is a comprehensive resource in the Rochester community whose sole purpose
is to enhance the quality of life for those in the second half of life.
We provide many direct services, we advocate and we guide. We also provide
community and professional education."
- Mercy Center with the Aging. 585-244-5190.
- National Association of
Professional Geriatric Care Managers. "GCM is a non-profit,
professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement
of dignified care for the elderly and their families. With more than 1,500
members, GCM is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of
elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most
cost-effective health and human services are used when and where
- New York State Association of Area
Agencies on Aging (NYSAAA). "Providing a collective forum for
leadership which creates an environment enabling New York State's aging
population to determine its own destiny in a positive and productive
- National PACE Association.
"Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provide and
coordinate all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care
services so that older individuals can continue living in the community."
- Pioneer Network.
"We are a network of people dedicated to supporting elders and those who
work with them. We are elders, family members, administrators, nurses,
certified nursing assistants, resident assistants, physicians, social
workers, educators, researchers, ombudsmen, advocates, regulators and
architects. We are creating a better culture in all settings where elders
live, with the intention of building loving, elder-directed communities.
We call our collective work culture change, the transformation of
traditional institutions and practices into communities in which each
person's capacities and individuality are affirmed and developed. Culture
change has been shown to transform demoralized, dispirited staff into
productive teams and dispirited, isolated elders into active members of
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New York State
- New York State office
for Aging. "The New York State Office for the Aging is part of
the Executive Department and is the designated State Unit on Aging under
the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.
It is the mission of the New York State Office for the
Aging to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as
long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of
cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower
the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of
public and private organizations which serve them.
Created in 1961 The New York State Office for the
Aging was created by Executive Order of the Governor in 1961 and was one
of the first State Units on Aging in the Nation. In 1965 the Office was
made an independent agency in the Executive Department and became the
central State agency to plan and coordinate programs and services for
the aging at all levels in both the public and private sectors.
Throughout its 40-year history, the Office for the Aging has been in the
forefront of special initiatives for older people, and many of the
concepts and programs which began in New York have been adopted
The New York State Office for the Aging serves as an
advocate for over 3.2 million New Yorkers 60 and older. The Office
advocates for older persons at all levels of government and the private
sector with the cooperation of concerned organizations and older New
Under Executive Order, the Office is empowered to
review and comment on all State agencies' program policies and
legislative proposals which would affect the aging."
- Added Peace of Mind. "Serving the Rochester NY area Added Peace of Mind is a private, for pay resource which provides you with an extra set of eyes and ears to check in on your in-care family member when you cannot.
Going on a business trip or vacation? Do you live out of town part time or full time? Need someone to stop in and check on how things are doing with your family member who is in a skilled nursing, assisted living or rehabilitation setting when you are unavailable? Then we would like to help.
We visit at scheduled, but randomized times throughout the month to visit the facility where your special person is staying to provide comments back to you including, but not limited to:
- How the facility is: Is the room clean and the linens changed?
- How they are: Are they clean and dressed appropriately for the time of day?
- How do they seem: Are the distressed or in some manner not acting ‘as usual’?
- Are they readied for the day: Hearing aids and/or eyeglasses on?
- Is their status okay: Have the right pills been given and PT conducted?"
- Rochester Healthcare Resources
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- The Linden House. "Senior Assisted Living alternative for those who are in need of daily assistance but prefer a smaller community...The Linden House is a unique alternative home for adults in need of that extra helping hand with daily life. Our home offers assisted living and respite care to seniors in a home style environment located in Rochester New York.
The Linden House provides personalized, compassionate care to adults who are no longer able to live alone, or perhaps are living in a larger community and need a bit more direction and attention. Smaller atmospheres have proven to be advantageous for adults with memory impairments such as dementia and alzheimer's disease. A home type setting and continuity of caring providers ensure the most secure and safe feeling for
- Rochester Area
Association of Homes & Services for the Aging, Inc. (RAHSA).
"Senior housing refers to any housing designed to accommodate the needs or
preferences of senior citizens. These may include independent living,
enriched living, or assisted living situations. Supportive services may be
available, such as housekeeping, transportation, activities, meals and
emergency call/security systems.
Senior housing choices in the Rochester area feature a wide range of
levels of service. Some senior communities offer higher levels of service
included in monthly fees, while others provide a minimum level, with
services available on an ala carte basis. Independent living often
includes a meal plan and housekeeping, while enriched and assisted living
programs may also incorporate personal care and assistance with daily
living activities. Financial arrangements may be rental buy-in or
life-care plans. Listed here are RAHSA members who provide senior
County Senior Centers. A directory of twenty-nine senior
programs located throughout Monroe County serve residents age 60 and over.
All offer a nutritious meal and many have a complete calendar of
recreational, cultural, educational, health and social services programs.
Transportation services are available at many programs. There are several
meal programs available for mature adults in Monroe County.
Corps. "Americans over 55 have a lifetime of experience to share, and
the desire to make a real difference in their world. They've managed
households, been business owners and nurses, farmers and salespeople,
artists and executives. Now they are ready to put their unique talents
and expertise to work in their communities, and enrich their own lives
in the process. Senior Corps connects today's over 55s with the people
and organizations that need them most. We help them become mentors,
coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills
and expertise to community projects and organizations. Conceived during
John F. Kennedy's presidency, Senior Corps currently links more than
500,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of
skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals,
nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout
the United States. Senior Corps offers several ways to get involved.
Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution
that suits their talents, interests, and availability.
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