Jan
14
to Mar 18

Aging Mastery

Ten classes 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.

These classes are held on Mondays from 10-11:30 am beginning Monday, January 14 and ending Monday, March 18. You do NOT need to be a YMCA member to attend.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Jan
22
to Feb 14

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 3 pm beginning January 22 and ending February 14.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Jan
22
2:00 PM14:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

This workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 2 to 4:30 pm starting January 22 and ending February 26.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. 

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Feb
5
to Mar 26

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm beginning February 5 and ending March 26.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Mar
25
to Apr 17

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 25 and ending April 17.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

The ABC's of Home Care

Gain a basic understanding of providing personal care at home including tips to avoid bed sores; infection control and basic wound care; bathing and dressing in a bed or chair; healthy diet and bowel management; safe transfers; managing medication; and, knowing when to call the doctor or nurse.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Managing Stress

Join us for an interactive session on how to manage stress while caring for a family member or friend living with a chronic condition or memory loss. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 29th and ending January 3, 2019.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Wellness Conference @ Lifespan

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute and the Alzheimer’s Association for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning 

Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. The fear or lack of awareness that may accompany these conversations can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. 

Lunch provided

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

Volunteer Fair

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? Discover the Many Ways You Can as a Lifespan Volunteer.

Everyone has unique gifts to share, and Lifespan volunteers make significant contributions by putting their best talents to work. From advocating for nursing home residents to teaching a Living Healthy workshop, we have many opportunities from which to choose. Representatives will be on hand to tell you about their programs, answer your questions and show you how you can join the ranks of our dedicated Lifespan volunteer corps.  

Reservations for this are NOT required. Just drop-by.

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hearing Loss Demonstration Center

Volunteers from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are available to demonstrate assistive listening equipment and answer questions. Signaling-alerting devices, captioned telephones, personal assistive listening devices and hearing aid accessories are among the items on display to demo.

Reservation required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 9:30 am-12:00 pm beginning November 15th and ending December 27th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
14
10:30 AM10:30

Veterans Benefits

Monroe County is home to more than 45,000 men and women who served their country. Many of them have no idea about the benefits they are entitled to, 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 the benefits they have earned for their military service and how to apply for them. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Eden at Home

Eden at Home applies the power of the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles to improve the quality of life for elders living at home and their care partners. Workshop participants will learn the 10 principles and ways to implement them at home. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 10 am-12:00 pm beginning November 13 and ending December 18.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:00 am starting November 12th to February 27, 2019.

Registration is required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am beginning November 12th and ending February 27, 2019.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

LGBTQ+ Caregiver Wellness Saturday

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Out Alliance for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Creating a New Language 

What many caregivers see as problematic behaviors, actually become a way of communicating for someone living with dementia. By utilizing the tools and strategies shared, we can create a new language with our loved ones that supports continued connections and meaningful moments. 

Reservations required. Please use our registrations link to register on-line.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and acquire strategies to hep intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Opiate Epidemic: Effect on Older Adults

All ages can be impacted by the opiate epidemic in one way or another. While opiate use disorders are more common among younger people, the prevalence among older adults is growing. Older adults are also affected when family members misuse opiates. This workshop will provide increased awareness and education regarding opiate use and misuse as well as information about available resources for recovery in the community. Narcan training (nasal spray medication to counteract the effects of opiate overdose) will be provided and each participant will receive a Narcan kit.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Aging Mastery

Ten classes 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.

These classes are held on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am beginning November 7th and ending January 16, 2019.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line

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Nov
6
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 6th and ending December 11th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Supportive & Assistive Housing Options for Older Adults

Housing options are numerous, confusing and often expensive. During this workshop, we will review what is available in our community, explain the multiple levels of care including independent with services, assisted living, enriched, special certifications and skilled nursing. This workshop will also help to give you a baseline understanding of the various levels of care and assist you with understanding the questions to ask while touring various housing communities as you prepare for the future.   

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
5
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Mondays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 5th and ending December 10th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Home Care Options

Having help at home is often the key to maintaining longer-term independence. We will talk about types of home care, how to access services, and how the services are paid. 

Presenter: Christine Peck, Director of Care Coordination, Eldersource, Lifespan 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Fridays from 1-2:00 pm beginning November 2nd and ending on December 14th.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
2
12:30 PM12:30

Caregiver Wellness Conference

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Wayne County Department of Aging for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Presenter: Julius Jackson, Wellness & Outreach Coordinator, Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute at Lifespan 

Creating a New Language 

What many caregivers see as problematic behaviors, actually become a way of communicating for someone living with dementia. By utilizing the tools and strategies shared, we can create a new language with our loved ones that supports continued connections and meaningful moments. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Marsh, MT-BC, Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link.

Lunch is provided. 

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