Apr
26
Jun 14

A Matter of Balance (fall prevention)

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

Apr
27
May 3

Ombudsman Training (Training is full!)

  • Lifespan

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. 

 

May
2
Jun 6

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lifespan's Lily Cafe @ 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. 

May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Housing Options for Older Adults

  • Lifespan

Housing options are numerous and can be confusing. We'll review what's available, the costs and what is provided at each level of care. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link, or leave a message at 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
5
1:00 pm13:00

Peace of Mind Planning

  • Valley Manor

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. 

May
6
9:00 am09:00

Alzheimer's: The Basics

  • Lifespan

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. 

May
6
10:15 am10:15

Alzheimer's: Effective Communication Strategies

  • Lifespan

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.) 

May
6
11:30 am11:30

Alzheimer's: Understanding Dementia-related Behavior

  • Lifespan

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. 

May
9
Jun 1

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. $20 fee for the entire session. 

May
10
1:00 pm13:00

Social Security

  • Lifespan

This workshop will provide an overview of Social Security benefits. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
12
10:00 am10:00

Veterans Benefits

  • Lifespan

This workshop will inform Veterans and family members about the benefits they've earned for their military service and how to apply for them. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
15
5:30 pm17:30

Legal Aspects of Aging

  • The Summit at Brighton

Everything you need to know about power of attorney, MOLST forms, health care proxy, trusts and wills. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
16
2:00 pm14:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

May
16
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • The Strong

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. 
 

May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Overview of Lifespan's Services

  • Lifespan

Learn about Lifespan's 30+ services for older adults and caregivers. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
19
Jun 9

Explore Your Future

  • Lifespan

Explore Your Future is a series of four interactive, facilitated workshops that help people 50+ envision the next phase of life including volunteer projects, lifelong learning and encore careers.   All sessions (each is two to two and a half hours) include discussions, reflection, and interactive exercises to guide participants towards a greater understanding of the events, people, themes, and patterns that have shaped their lives and brought them the greatest fulfillment. Participants should attend all four of the following sessions as they build upon each other. Free. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
22
10:00 am10:00

Get Smart: Don't Get Scammed

  • Lifespan

This workshop will help you identify scams and teach you ways to protect your information from telemarketers, scammers and more. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
23
5:30 pm17:30

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Lifespan

Where do you start in determining whether your loved one needs help. Learn what clues to look for, what reactions to expect, and how to keep the discussion moving in a positive direction. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 201. 

May
24
9:30 am09:30

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

  • Lifespan

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. 

May
24
1:00 pm13:00

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

  • Lifespan

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. 

May
25
5:30 pm17:30

Eden at Home

  • Lifespan

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. 

Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Jul
11
Aug 3

A Matter of Balance (fall prevention)

  • 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Aug
7
9:00 am09:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Sep
19
2:00 pm14:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Oct
26
4:00 pm16:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 


Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Mar
20
4:00 pm16:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Feb
16
2:00 pm14:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Jan
24
10:00 am10:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D. Registration is required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Jan
18
1:00 pm13:00

A Matter of Balance (fall prevention)

  • The Villages at Unity

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 & Fridays, 1 - 3 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. 

Jan
10
12:30 pm12:30

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 Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link or call Sara Otis at 585-287-6439 with questions. You do not need to be a YMCA member to attend. 

Nov
30
5:30 pm17:30

Selling the Family Home

  • Lifespan

Deciding to downsize or move from a long-time home can be overwhelming. Learn what to ask in hiring a real estate agent. Learn how to prepare your home for sale. Registration required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
29
5:30 pm17:30

Creating a Caregiver Toolbox

  • Lifespan

Caregivers are often so overwhelmed by tasks they find it difficult to ask for help. This session is an overview of the six-week caregiver education program, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" where you can learn about essential self-care tools. Registration required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
21
5:30 pm17:30

About the ABLE Act for Persons with Disabilities

  • Lifespan

Learn abou the "Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014." This planning tool for NYS allows persons with disabilities the opportunity to save up to $100,000 in special accounts without losing Social Security and other benefits. Reservations required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
19
11:15 am11:15

Peace of Mind Planning (special Saturday session)

  • Lifespan

Think of all the details your family needs to know if the unexpected happens. Learn about our Peace of Mind planning service designed to help you organize all of your important legal, financial and medical information. Registration required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. This is a special Saturday session. Attend one or all three. 

Nov
19
10:15 am10:15

Home Care - the Right Choice for You? How to Select Home Care Providers (Special Saturday session)

  • Lifespan

Having help at home is often key. This session will help you understand the rules and structure of home care, who to hire and how much it costs. Learn about the difference between hiring an agency or hiring privately. Learn the difference between companion care and personal care aides. Registration required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. This is a Saturday session. Attend one or all three. 

Nov
19
9:00 am09:00

Knowing When to Get Help - a special Saturday am session

  • Lifespan

Where do you start in determining whether or not a loved one needs help? Learn the clues and what reactions to expect when broaching the subject. This is one of three workshops on Saturday. Attend one or all three. Registration required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
15
9:30 am09:30

Medicare 101

  • Episcopal SeniorLife Communities at Valley Manor

An easy to follow explanation of Medicare. Reservations required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234 

Nov
14
10:00 am10:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D with 2017 comparison chart. Reservations required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Nov
11
2:00 pm14:00

Medicare 101

  • Lifespan

An overview of Medicare Parts A,B, C, D with 2017 comparison chart. Reservation required. Please use our registration link or call Judy at 287-6361. 

Nov
10
5:30 pm17:30

Giving Up the Keys (to the car)

  • Lifespan

AAPR's "We Need to Talk" provides tips and advice on determining when it's time to limit or stop driving and how to discuss with loved ones. Registration is required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
8
3:00 pm15:00

Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

  • Lifespan

In this "no-sell" afternoon session you will learn about reverse mortgages including when to consider one and how to maximize the benefits. Reservations required. Use our registration link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. NOTE there are two sessions of the workshop on this day. Choose morning or afternoon. 

Nov
8
9:30 am09:30

Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

  • Lifespan

In this "no-sell" session, you will learn about reverse mortgages, when to consider one, how to maximize benefits. Reservations required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
7
5:30 pm17:30

A Consumer's Guide to Quality Care in Long-term Care

  • Lifespan

Learn what to look for in long-term care settings, what questions to ask when choosing care. Attendees receive a copy of "The Smart Consumer's Guide to Quality Care." Reservations required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
3
5:30 pm17:30

Housing Options for Older Adults

  • Lifespan

Housing options are numerous and confusing. This session will review what is available and explain the levels of care. Reservations required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234. 

Nov
2
1:30 pm13:30

Veterans Benefits

  • Lifespan

Are you receiving all your benefits? Examples include health care, service-connected disability, nursing home pensions and memorial/indemnity compensation. Learn about these benefits and how to apply for them. Reservations required. Use our link or call 244-8400, ext. 234.