Aug
17
to Sep 28

Living Healthy (with any chronic illness)

  • Greater Harvest Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. This class is held Thursdays, 9:30 am to Noon. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link.

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Aug
24
to Sep 28

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop location is Sodus, NY. on Thursdays. Registration is required. Call Mara at 585-244-8400, ext. 239 or use our registration link.  

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Aug
24
to Sep 28

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place in Clyde, NY on Thursdays. Registration is required. Please call Mara at 585-244-8400, ext. 239 or use our registration link. 

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Aug
29
to Oct 3

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link or call Julius Jackson at 585-244-8400, ext. 242 for more information. 

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Aug
30
to Oct 4

Living Healthy with Diabetes

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 illness. This class is held Wednesdays, Noon to 2:30. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Webster Senior Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. This class is held Wednesdays, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link.

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This location is in Corning, NY. on Wednesdays. Registration required. Please call Mara at 585-244-8400, ext. 239 or use our registration link. 

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Sep
11
to Nov 20

Aging Mastery

Lifespan is offering the National Council on Aging’s “Aging Mastery Program®” (AMP). Ten classes are led by expert speakers who help participants gain the skills and tools you need to manage health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society. Classes include:
• Navigating Longer Lives
• Exercise and You
• Sleep
• Healthy Eating and Hydration
• Financial Fitness
• Medication Management
• Advance Planning
• Healthy Relationships
• Falls Prevention
• Community Engagement
Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link. 

This class is held at our downtown older adult center in the Sibley building. 

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Sep
12
to Nov 14

Aging Mastery "AMP Up Your Life"

Lifespan is offering the National Council on Aging’s “Aging Mastery Program®” (AMP). Ten classes are led by expert speakers who help participants gain the skills and tools you need to manage health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society. Classes include:
• Navigating Longer Lives
• Exercise and You
• Sleep
• Healthy Eating and Hydration
• Financial Fitness
• Medication Management
• Advance Planning
• Healthy Relationships
• Falls Prevention
• Community Engagement
Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link. 

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Sep
13
to Oct 18

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lifespan at Maplewood YMCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Wednesdays, Noon - 2:30 pm. Free. Registration is required. Please call Cindy at 585-287-6360 or use our registration link. 

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Sep
18
to Nov 27

Aging Mastery "AMP Up Your Life!"

  • Lifespan at the Westside YMCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lifespan is offering the National Council on Aging’s “Aging Mastery Program®” (AMP). Ten classes are led by expert speakers who help participants gain the skills and tools they need to manage their health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society. Classes include:
• Navigating Longer Lives
• Exercise and You
• Sleep
• Healthy Eating and Hydration
• Financial Fitness
• Medication Management
• Advance Planning
• Healthy Relationships
• Falls Prevention
• Community Engagement
This class is held Mondays 12:30 - 2 pm. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link. 

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Sep
19
to Nov 17

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis improves balance both mentally and physically thus significantly reduces the rate of fall of the older adults. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, vitality, posture, and immunity. This class is held Tuesdays and Fridays. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. 

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Sep
19
to Oct 24

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lifespan at Eastside YMCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place Tuesdays, 12:30 - 3 pm. Free. Registration is required. Please call Cindy at 585-287-6360 or use our registration link. 

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Sep
26
to Oct 31

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. Location is in Owego, NY. on Tuesdays. Registration required. Please call Mara at 585-244-8400, ext. 239 or use our registration link. 

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Oct
5
to Nov 9

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lifespan at Westside YMCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Thursdays, noon - 2:30. Free. Registration is required. Please call Cindy at 585-287-6360 or use our registration link. 

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Oct
10
to Nov 7

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. This class is held Tuesdays, 10 am to 12:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. 

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Oct
11
to Nov 17

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis improves balance both mentally and physically thus significantly reduces the rate of fall of the older adults. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, vitality, posture, and immunity. This class is held Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. 

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Oct
16
to Nov 20

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Irondequoit Senior Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. This class is held Mondays, 9 am to 11:30. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. 

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Oct
17
to Nov 9

A Matter of Balance

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 10 am to Noon. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link

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Oct
25
to Oct 31

Ombudsman Fall Training

Train to become a NYS Certified Ombudsman. Ombudsmen are assigned to nursing homes and adult homes as advocates for residents. Lifespan manages the Ombudsman program in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties. There is an application process. To learn more, please contact Deb Frink at 585-287-6378 or email dfrink@lifespanrochester.org  The fall training will be held October 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

  

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Oct
31
to Dec 5

Living Healthy with Diabetes

  • Lifespan at Eastside YMCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 illness. This class is held Tuesdays 12:30 - 3 pm.. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
1
to Dec 20

A Matter of Balance

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, 1:30 to 3:30. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions.

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Nov
7
to Dec 12

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8 pm. Free. Registration is required. Please call Cindy at 585-287-6360 or use our registration link. 

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Nov
14
to Dec 19

Living Healthy (with any chronic illness)

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 illness. This class is held Tuesdays, Noon to 2:30. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link.

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May
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

Eden at Home

Eden at Home applies the power of the Eden Alternative's Ten Principles to improve the quality of life for elders living at home and their care partners. Care partners include family, friends, volunteers, home health professionals, and the elders themselves. Workshop participants will learn the ten principles and ways to implement them at home. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

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May
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

A Consumer's Guide to Quality Care - How to Choose Person-directed Care

A short or long-term stay in a nursing home may be needed unexpectedly. How do you find a home or services that practice person-centered/person-directed care? Learn what to look for and what questions to ask. Attendees will receive a copy of "The Smart Consumer's Guide to Quality Care." Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

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May
24
9:30am 9:30am

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

Dr. Pat Ward Baker, a former financial planner, completed her doctoral thesis in gerontology in her mid 70s. "I worked with thousands of people over my career, and I noticed that many harbored anxiety about growing older. 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 post age 85. I'll share my findings and how to apply them to your own life." Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

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May
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rocco Vivenzio Memorial Symposium with Dr. Bill Thomas (This event is sold-out.)

This event is sold-out. We cannot take additional reservations.) 

About Dr. Bill Thomas
He calls himself a revolutionary. He’s helped transform nursing home care through the Eden Alternative and Green House movements.

But he seeks nothing less than transformative aging by focusing on changing how we think about and approach aging. He challenges the negative stereotypes in hopes of changing the narrative. “How people interpret their experience goes a long way to determining their well-being so I decided to go out into the world and start changing the story of aging.”

Dr. Bill Thomas is an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician. The Wall Street Journal calls him one of the nation’s “top 10 innovators” and US News & World Report named him one of “America’s best leaders.” 

Don’t miss this special event with a sought-after, thought-provoking speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas. 

Light appetizers (5:30 - 6 pm) & a cash bar. Dessert reception 7 - 7:30 pm. 

FREE. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call 585-244-8400, ext. 201. 
 

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May
6
11:30am11:30am

Alzheimer's: Understanding Dementia-related Behavior

This workshop will provide practical information and resources to help caregivers learn to decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond. The program offers a four-step process to follow and provides details that may be applied to any behaviors. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. This is part of a special Saturday workshop series about Alzheimer's. Attend one workshop or all three. 

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May
6
10:15am10:15am

Alzheimer's: Effective Communication Strategies

As people with Alzheimer's progress and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia and identify strategies to help you communicate at each stage. Reservations are required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. This is a special Saturday workshop series. Attend just one workshop or all three. (Others include Alzheimer's: The Basics and Understanding Dementia-related Behaviors.) 

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May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Alzheimer's: The Basics

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected, it's time to learn the facts. This workshop provides information on detection and treatment. Reservations are required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. This is a special Saturday workshop. Attend one or all three sessions. (Others include Effective Communication Strategies and Understanding Dementia-related Behavior. 

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May
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Peace of Mind Planning

Think of all the details your family needs to know if the unexpected happens. 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 our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

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Apr
27
10:00am10:00am

Matter of Balance

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, 10 am - noon. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

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Apr
27
to May 3

Ombudsman Training (Training is full!)

The New York State Long-term Care Ombudsman program at Lifespan oversees nine counties in the Greater Rochester area. Ombudsmen advocate for individuals living in licensed long-term care communities – nursing homes, assisted living and adult care facilities - by resolving problems, protecting rights, advocating for dignity, and respect. Trained volunteers make weekly visits to assigned facilities so that residents receive the highest quality of life and care. Mandated trainings are held yearly.

Our next training is scheduled for April 27, 28 and May 1, 2, 3, 2017 in Rochester.
If you are 21 or older and sensitive to the needs of older adults, please call 585-287-6378 or e-mail dfrink@lifespanrochester.org for more information about the Ombudsman program. 

 

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