Our Purpose: To help you take on the challenges and the opportunities of aging.

Longer life means that today's older adults have opportunities unknown to previous generations. And, longer life also brings new challenges for both older adults and caregivers. In fact, everything about aging is changing -- and no one understands the new face of aging better than the professionals at Lifespan. Lifespan provides more than 30 non-medical services, non-biased information, guidance and education.

Whether you need information about financing long-term care or guidance about eldercare, assistance handling bill paying and finances, advice about "senior" housing, help with health insurance options under Medicare, or assistance in an elder abuse situation... Lifespan will help you take on both the challenges and the opportunities of longer life, of aging.

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Mission Statement

Lifespan is dedicated to providing information, guidance and services that help older adults take on both the challenges and opportunities of longer life. We provide many direct services, we advocate and we guide. We also provide community and professional education.

Organization History


Lifespan, founded in 1971, has provided service to Rochester area older adults and caregivers for 43 years. The organization has a $7.6 million annual budget and receives support from government, The United Way of Greater Rochester, numerous foundations, private contributors and through service fees. Lifespan employs approximately 110 full and part-time professionals, and we assist approximately 25,000 older adults and caregivers a year.

Our main office located at 1900 S. Clinton Avenue in Brighton, a suburb of Rochester.

A full-service older adult center, The Wolk Older Adult Center, is located downtown in the Sibley Building. A second older adult center, the Caroline "Lily"Lobozzo center, is located within the Maplewood YMCA on Driving Park Avenue. A third, the MVP Health Care Living Well Center is located at the Gates YMCA.

"Thank you Lifespan for helping me out. I could never be in my home if it was not for you."

"Lifespan and Eldersource form a wonderful resource for the Rochester area."

"Lifespan took my mother and brother on as clients, and the love and support from the staff has been overwhelming. Lifespan has gone above and beyond to help all of us."

Lifespan is a member of the American Society on Aging and
the National Council on Aging.


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