Oct
31
to Dec 5

Living Healthy with Diabetes

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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
4
10:45am10:45am

Explore Your Future (Special Saturday Retirement Series)

Explore Your Future is a facilitated workshop that helps people 50+ envision the next phase of life including volunteer opportunities, lifelong learning and encore careers.

This is part of our special "Retirement Planning Saturday." 9 am to 10:30 am covers "Your Retirement Checklist/An Overview of Social Security. Register for both sessions or just one. Registration is required. Use our registration link.  

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Nov
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

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 on Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8 pm. Free. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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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
11
9:00am 9:00am

Housing Options for Older Adults - part of our special Saturday caregiving series

Housing options for older adults are numerous, but often confusing (and expensive). We'll review what is available in our community and explain the levels of care. This is part of a special Saturday series about caregiving. Register for one workshop or three. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

Respite is available on-site for people who can manage their own personal care. If you need on-site care while you attend the Nov. 11 workshop(s) please call 244-8400, ext. 201 to register and let us know that you need respite care. 

Additional sessions include Peace of Mind Planning (10:15 - 11:15 am) and Home Care Options and How to Pay for Them (11:30 am - 12:30). 

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Nov
11
10:15am10:15am

Peace of Mind Planning - part of our special Saturday series on caregiving.

Think of all the details your family needs to know if the unexpected happens. Learn about organizing all your important legal, financial, health information. This is part of our special Saturday services about caregiving. Attend one workshop or all three. 
9 - 10 am Housing Options for Older Adults
10:15 - 11:15 Peace of Mind Planning
11:30 - 12:30 Home Care Options and How to Pay for Them. 
Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

Respite is available on-site for people who can manage their own personal care. If you need on-site care while you attend the Nov. 11 workshop(s) please call 244-8400, ext. 201 to register and let us know that you need respite care. 

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Nov
11
11:30am11:30am

Home Care Options/How to Pay for Them - part of a special Saturday caregiving series.

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

This is part of our special Saturday services about caregiving. Attend one workshop or all three. 
9 - 10 am Housing Options for Older Adults
10:15 - 11:15 Peace of Mind Planning
11:30 - 12:30 Home Care Options and How to Pay for Them. 
Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

Respite is available on-site for people who can manage their own personal care. If you need on-site care while you attend the Nov. 11 workshop(s) please call 244-8400, ext. 201 to register and let us know that you need respite care. 

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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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Nov
30
to Jan 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 Thursdays, Noon to 2:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. (You do not need to be a member of the Y to take the class.) 

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Oct
5
12:00pm12:00pm

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 on Thursdays, noon - 2:30 at the Westside YMCA. Free. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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Sep
22
10:00am10:00am

Fall Prevention Day at Lifespan

Information & activities designed to help older adults prevent falls. Just drop-in. Reservations are NOT necessary. 

Balance assessments.
Assistive device assessments. 
Blood pressure screenings. 
Home safety assessments & modification information.
Medication adherence information. 
Chair yoga demonstrations.
Personal emergency response system information. 
Chair massages. 
Flu shots. 
Tai Chi demonstrations. 

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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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