Sep
6
Oct 11

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Maplewood YMCA

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education program that complements your healthcare. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn how to better manage your diabetes. For more information contact Sara Otis at 585- 287-6439 or email sotis@lifespanrochester.org   Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link to register online. 

Sep
6
Oct 11

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (This session is full. Please see other dates.)

  • Eastside YMCA

This six-week educational program is for family and friends who are caring for older adults suffering with long-term illnesses. The class provides the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Better manage your personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate your needs more effectively to family members and medical professionals, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. To learn more, call Eve at 585-287-6398 or email emoses@lifespanrochester.org. Registration is required. 

Sep
14
Nov 2

Matter of Balance (This session is full. Please see other dates.)

  • Pittsford Senior Center

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Sep
15
Oct 20

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (This session is full. Please see other dates or contact us about a waitlist.)

  • Lifespan

This six-week educational program is for family and friends who are caring for older adults suffering with long-term illnesses. The class provides the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Better manage your personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate your needs more effectively to family members and medical professionals, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. To learn more, call Eve at 585-287-6398 or email emoses@lifespanrochester.org. Registration is required. 

Sep
23
Nov 11

Matter of Balance

  • Webster Senior Center

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Fridays from 10:00 am to Noon. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Sep
27
Oct 20

A Matter of Balance

  • Westside YMCA

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Tuesday/Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Sep
28
Nov 16

A Matter of Balance

  • Lifespan

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Sep
29
Nov 17

Matter of Balance

  • Penfield Recreation Center

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:45. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions.  

Oct
6
Nov 10

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Westside YMCA

This six-week educational program is for family and friends who are caring for older adults suffering with long-term illnesses. The class provides the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Better manage your personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate your needs more effectively to family members and medical professionals, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. To learn more, call Eve at 585-287-6398 or email emoses@lifespanrochester.org. Registration is required. 

Oct
13
Nov 17

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Maplewood YMCA

This six-week educational program is for family and friends who are caring for older adults suffering with long-term illnesses. The class provides the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Better manage your personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate your needs more effectively to family members and medical professionals, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Participants receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. To learn more, call Eve at 585-287-6398 or email emoses@lifespanrochester.org. Registration is required. 

Oct
18
Nov 22

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Eastside YMCA

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education program that complements your healthcare. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn how to better manage your diabetes. For more information contact Sara Otis at 585- 287-6439 or email sotis@lifespanrochester.org   Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link to register online. 

Nov
7
1:00 pm13:00

Medicare 101

  • Brickstone at St. John's

An overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Reservations ARE required. Please use the registration link or call Judy Johnson at 287-6361. 

Nov
10
2:00 pm14:00

Medicare 101

  • The Summit

An overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Reservations ARE required. Please use the registration link or call Judy Johnson at 287-6361. 

Nov
14
Dec 19

Living Healthy

  • Westside YMCA

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education program that complements your healthcare. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn how to better manage your chronic illnesses. For more information contact Sara Otis at 585- 287-6439 or email sotis@lifespanrochester.org   Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link to register online. 

Nov
15
Dec 20

Living Healthy

  • Maplewood YMCA

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education program that complements your healthcare. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. You will learn how to better manage your chronic illnesses. For more information contact Sara Otis at 585- 287-6439 or email sotis@lifespanrochester.org  Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link to register online. 

Nov
16
12:00 pm12:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Reservations ARE required. Please use the registration link or call Judy Johnson at 287-6361. 

Nov
29
Dec 22

Matter of Balance

  • Eastside YMCA

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 


Sep
21
10:00 am10:00

Fall Prevention Day at Lifespan

  • Lifespan

Balance assessments.  Assistive device assessments. 
Blood pressure screenings. 
Home safety assessments & modification information.
Vision information & adaptive equipment.
Dynaband demonstrations. 
Personal emergency response system information.
Chair massages.
Flu shots (10 am - 1 pm only).  

Just stop in! 

 

Aug
17
11:00 am11:00

A Matter of Balance

  • Lifespan

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

Medicare 101

  • Legacy at Clover Blossom

Learn the basics about Medicare Parts A, B, C, D and EPIC. Registration is required. Please use our link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Jul
20
1:00 pm13:00

Medicare 101

  • Legacy at Clover Blossom

Learn the basics about Medicare parts A, B, C, D and EPIC. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361.  Please note the location!

May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Caregivers Need Help and We Have the Tools

  • Lifespan

Eve Moses, Lifespan Caregiver Resource Center;  Cindy Steltz, Manager Education and Caregiver Services, Lifespan

Caregivers are often so overwhelmed by tasks they find it hard to ask for help. This session is an overview of our six-week caregiver education program, "Powerful Tools for the Caregivers." Come and learn about the tools that will help you take care of yourself. Reservations are required, please use the registration link for this class.

May
20
9:30 am09:30

About the ABLE Act for Persons with Disabilities

  • Lifespan

Evelyn Exman: Planning Specialist, Future Care Planning Services;  Jennifer Helmbold: Aging Adults with Disabilities Director, Lifespan

Learn about an new planning tool for NYS residents. The "Achieving a Better Life Experience Act 2014" (ABLE Act) allows individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save up to $100,000 in special accounts with out losing Social Security and other government benefits. A brief overview of Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT's) will be provided as a comparision reference point. Reservations are required, please use the registration link to register for this class.

May
19
4:00 pm16:00

Medicare 101

  • Valley Manor

Ron Brandwein, Financial Specialist, Lifespan

An easy to follow explanation of the Basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D and Epic. Reservations Are required, please use the registration link to sign up for this session.

 

May
18
2:30 pm14:30

"Do You See What I See?"

  • OASIS

Ellen Lamb, OASIS

Sometimes we do not look carefully at art and often there is more to see than first meets the eye. This class offers a discussion of a wide range of art and may enhance the habit of being more observant and focused in our personal and professional lives. Registration is required for this class, please use the registration  link to enroll in this session.

May
17
2:30 pm14:30

Medicaid and Financing Long-Term Care

  • Lifespan

Alan Illig, Esq.,(retired), Financial Specialist, Lifespan

Lear more about how to prepare financially for the possibility of nursing home care. Reservations are required for this session, please use the reservation link for this class.

May
14
11:30 am11:30

Building Your Retirement Dream Home

  • Lifespan

Special Saturday Workshop

Robert F. Simonetti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Designe Director, SWBR Architects,   Jodi Mason, ASID, NCIDQ, Certified Interior Designer

Creating the right home for you after retirement takes some thought and planning. Come to this workshop to learn how to create your ideal retirement home; whether you plan to stay in your exisiting home, downsize, or build new. Reservations are required for this workshop, please use the registration link for this session.


 

May
14
10:15 am10:15

Selling the Family Home

  • Lifespan

Special Saturday Workshop

Connie Tyson, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Deciding to downsize or move from a long-time residence can be overwhelming. Learn what to ask in hiring a real estate agent. Be prepared for what should be in any contract. Learn how to prepare the home for sale. Reservations are required for this workshop, please use the link to register for this class.

May
14
9:00 am09:00

FULL! Downsize Your Belongings to Right-size Your Lifestyle

  • Lifespan

Special Saturday Workshop

Karen Menachof, Owner of Caring Transitions and Licensed Realtor

This step-by-step approach will get you started on your downsizing journey. Lear what to do with all of the stuff you've collected over the years, how to manage it without becoming overwhelmed and gather information about local resources that may be helpful along the way. Reservations are required for this session, please use the registration link for this class.

May
12
1:30 pm13:30

Veteran's Benefits

  • Lifespan

Laura Stradley, Director, Monroe County Veterans Service Agency

Many veterans need additional information about benefits including health care, compensation for injuries in the form of service-connected disability, nursing home pensions and memorial/indemnity compensation. This presentation will inform veterans and their families about those benefits and how to apply for them. Reservations are required for this session, please use the registration link for this class.

May
12
Jun 16

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lily Cafe at Maplewood YMCA

Held Thursdays. This six-week educational program is for family and friends who are caring for older adults with long-term illnesses. The class provides you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family members and healthcare providers, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

Registration IS required. Call Eve at 585-287-6398. Or email emoses@lifespanrochester.org 

May
11
10:00 am10:00

Keep the Party Going - the 12 Traits of Successful Aging Post 85

  • Lifespan

Patricia Ward Baker, Ph.D.

Dr. Baker, a former financial planner, completed her doctoral thesis in Gerontology in her mid-70's. "I worked with thousands of clients over my 30 year career, and I noticed that many of my clients harbored anxiety about growing old. I wondered...is it possible to have a fulfilling life in advanced age and, if so, what does it take? My primary research for my doctorate in Gerontology was with people 85 plus. I'll share my findings and how to apply them to your own life. Reservations are required for this class, please use the registration link.

May
10
2:30 pm14:30

Housing Options for Older Adults

  • Lifespan

Lisa Wholley, LMSW, Care Manager, Eldersource

Housing options are numerous, confusing and sometimes expensive. In this session we will review what is available in our community and explain the multiple levels of care. Reservations are required, please use the registration link for this class.

May
9
5:45 pm17:45

"Treat Me, Not My Age" Rocco Vivenzio Memorial Symposium

  • The Strong

Reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash wine/beer bar from 5:45 - 6:30pm

6:30 - 7:30pm Symposium with Mark Lachs, M.D., Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Reservations are Required for this event, please use the link for this symposium or call Lifespan@ 244-8400 Ext. 201.

 

May
6
9:30 am09:30

Rediscover Your Best Self: Explore Your Future as a Senior Corps Volunteer

  • Lifespan

Deb Palumbos, RSVP Director, Lifespan

This presentation highlights opportunities and benefits of volunteering. Discover how to find volunteer opportunities that benefit our community and that match your interests, talents and availability. Learn about RSVP, the national volunteer program. Reservations are required, please use the registration link for this class.

May
5
1:00 pm13:00

Peace of Mind Planning

  • St. John's Meadows, Briarwood Multipurpose Room

Shirley Bunten, Financial Specialist, Lifespan

Think of all the details that your family needs to know if the unexpected happens to you. Come learn about Lifespan's Peace of Mind Planning service which is designed to help you organize all of your important legal, financial and medical information with attention to your personal needs. Reservations are required, please use the registration link for this class

May
3
2:00 pm14:00

Alzheimer's Disease: Know the 10 Warning Signs

  • Lifespan

Vince Palese, Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region

Location: Lifespan, 1900 South Clinton Avenue

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging, and it's important to understand what changes could signal a problem. Learn to recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. Reservations are recquired, use our registration link for this class.

Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

Social Security Workshop - Changes to the File & Suspend Rule

  • Lifespan

SSA has recently enacted legislation to change the “file and suspend” guidelines utilized by many retirement beneficiaries to maximize their benefit amount. Section 831 of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2015 eliminates aggressive claiming loopholes related to “deemed” filing and voluntary suspension of benefits. The new law will be implemented on a prospective (as opposed to retroactive) basis only.  

Reservations ARE required to attend this workshop. Please use our registration link on the workshop/classes page. 

 

Mar
22
11:00 am11:00

Housing Options for Older Adults

  • Lifespan

This is an overview of housing options available for older adults including levels of care and payment mechanisms. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link. 

Feb
23
Mar 17

Matter of Balance (fall prevention)

  • Lily Cafe at the Maplewood YMCA

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Feb
23
11:00 am11:00

RSVP Orientation

  • Lifespan

This workshop is for people looking for a volunteer opportunity within Lifespan or any of Monroe County's non-profit organizations. Call Joanne Powers at 585-287-6377 with questions.