Health & Wellness

The Lily Café at the Maplewood YMCA

You’ve never been to a place quite like the Lily Café!

The Lily Café is a place to dust off your dreams and discover the joy of new opportunities. You’ll meet new people and perhaps even find a second home here! Everything we do is geared for a new generation of older adults -- the generation that wants to take it on in the second half of life!

You’ll find informative classes, a healthy lunch, volunteer opportunities (both in the Café and in the community) and friends galore.  You’ll also have easy access to all the Maplewood YMCA has to offer for exercise including yoga, Zumba®, Tai Chi, water aerobics and much more!

Call us at 585-341-4013 or visit the Lily Cafe's Facebook page!

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So many wonderful programs are offered at the Lily Café, but the most important thing is the friendships I’ve developed. It is a wonderful family atmosphere!
— Sheron Gardner

MVP Health Care Living Well Center at the Westside YMCA

Much like the Lily Café, Lifespan operates the Living Well center within the very active Westside YMCA. Make new friends and join us for a cup of coffee and fun and informative classes after taking advantage of programs within the YMCA.

Call us at 585- 341-3075 to learn more. Click here to visit their Facebook page. 

 Wolk Older Adult Center in Downtown Rochester

The Wolk Older Adult Center is located on the first floor of the former Sibley Building in Rochester (near the Liberty Street entrance).

The center is a welcoming environment for adults (age 60 and older) who want to make new friends and participate in creative educational and social activities. At the center you can take an oil painting class, learn to quilt, take a group trip to the Butterfly Museum, learn about computers, surf the Net and get a hot meal. The center is open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4 pm, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Call us at 585-232-3280 to learn more or just stop in!

A Matter of Balance – fall prevention workshop

This eight-week workshop is proven to help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults. The workshop is for people who are:

  • Concerned about falls
  • Have sustained a fall in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Looking to improve flexibility, balance and strength
  • Age 60 or older, ambulatory and able to problem-solve.

Workshops are offered year-round in diverse locations around Monroe County. Call us at 585-287-6439 to learn more.

Go to the EVENTS page to view and register for upcoming classes.

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Living Healthy and Living Healthy with Diabetes – chronic disease management workshops


These workshops are for people age 60 or older living with one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, pain, anxiety. You’ll find support, learn practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.

Workshops are offered year-round in diverse locations around Monroe County. Call us at 585-287-6439 to learn more.

“Changing our diets has resulted in my husband’s blood glucose level decreasing, and we both lost weight. I feel this workshop could benefit anyone living with diabetes.” Marilyn

Download Living Healthy brochure.
Download the Living Healthy with Diabetes brochure.

Day Habilitation for Older Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Lifespan’s bright, home-like day habilitation program at 1900 S. Clinton Avenue in Brighton specializes in care for older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We open doors to new relationships in a warm and supportive environment. We open doors to creative expression, increased self-confidence, and physical and mental stimulation. We promote a sense of belonging.

Program participants must be age 45 or older and have a documented disability. They must be free of socially disruptive behaviors, and they must be continent/toilet independent and able to eat independently. Day Habilitation is a Medicaid reimbursed service, however we also offer full and half day private pay rates. Transportation is always included. Participants decide which days to attend, but must commit to a schedule.

Call us at 585-244-8400 to learn more.

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Community Inclusion for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Our unique “community inclusion” service helps developmentally disabled adults (60 and older) to take on activities at Monroe County’s senior centers. Participants are linked with qualified senior companions who provide assistance and support during senior center activities. Community inclusion program participants must choose to attend, and they should be free of socially disruptive behaviors. They must be ambulatory, continent/toilet independent and able to eat independently.

Call us at 585-244-8400 to learn more.

Download the brochure.