Apr
17
to May 22

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-session, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with diabetes. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. This class is held Tuesdays from noon - 2:30. 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. 

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Apr
17
to May 22

Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Wayne County

  • Wayne County Department on Aging (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 in Lyons, NY. Free. Registration is required. Please call Amy Haskins at the Wayne County Department on Aging at 315-946-5624 to register.  

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Apr
19
to May 24

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 and Thursdays, 1 - 3:30 pm at Brookdale Brockport. Reservations are required. Do not use our registration link. Please call Amy at 585-637-3140 to reserve.   

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Apr
19
to May 24

Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Wayland

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 Thursdays, 1 - 3:30 pm at the Wayland Free Library.. Reservations are required. Do not use our registration link. Please call the Steuben County Office for the Aging to register. 607-664-2298 or email ofainfo@co.steuben.ny.us  Free..   

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Apr
20
to May 25

Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Waterloo

  • Seneca County Office for the Aging (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 Fridays from 1 - 2:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please use our registration link or call Mara at 585-244-8400, ext. 239. Free. 

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Apr
20
to May 25

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Seneca County Office for the Aging (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
1
3:00 PM15:00

The MIND Diet (This class is full.)

The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH-Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is a healthy and balanced approach to promote brain health. Join us to learn about the MIND diet and how to incorporate brain healthy foods into your every day diet. This is a satellite expert presentation from the Alzheimer's Association will be live streamed at Lifespan. Register by April 17 and receive a  copy of the book, The Feed Your MIND Diet Cookbook. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
2
to Jun 6

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Penn Yan

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30 pm. Reservations are required. Do not use our registration link. To register, please call Amy or Becky at 315-536-5515 by April 25.  

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May
3
to Jun 7

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 Maplewood YMCA. You do not need to be a Y member. Free. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
3
2:00 PM14:00

Law Day Clinic

The Young Lawyers Section of the Monroe County Bar Association, in conjunction with Volunteer Legal Services Project and LawNY present an open clinic for low-income individuals, as well as any-incomed Veterans, providing informational meetings and personalized drafts of simple wills, powers of attorney and health care proxies at no charge (must meet income eligibility requirements).

By appointment only. Call 598.244.8400, ext. 161 for eligibility questions and to make a personal appointment. Do NOT register for this online. 

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May
4
to Jun 22

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an eight-session workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Fridays, 10 am - noon. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link.

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Get Smart - Don't Get Scammed

Older adults are a favorite target for con artists and swindlers. This workshop will help you identify scams and teach you ways to protect you and your love ones from unscrupulous contractors, telemarketers, Medicaid fraud and more. With Leita King, MSW, Scam Prevention Coordinator, Lifespan. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Alzheimer's Saturday Series

Join us to explore how communication takes place with someone has Alzheimer's, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage. Then we'll explore dementia-related behaviors and how best to respond. Reservation required. Please use our registration link. Respite for persons requiring non-medicare care will be available on site. Please let us know if you need respite. Care managers also will be on site for short consultations. 

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May
7
to Jun 11

Living Healthy with Diabetes

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

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Jewish SeniorLife/Green House Cottage 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Where do you start in determining whether or not a loved one needs help? Learn what clues to look for to see how they are managing, what reactions to expect when you broach the subject with them, and how to keep the discussion moving in a positive direction. With Cindy Steltz, Director, Education & Training, Lifespan. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
14
9:00 AM09:00

What is Assisted Living?

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, including independent with services, assisted living, enriched and skilled nursing home.
With Lisa Wholley, LMSW, Care Manager. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

A Consumer's Guide to Quality Care

A short- or long-term stay in a nursing home, or in-home care and services may be needed, often unexpectedly, at any age. How does one find a nursing home or care services provider that truly practices person-centered and person-directed care?  Learn what to look for and what questions to ask when searching for a nursing home, assisted living, home/community-based care, hospice care, or for any care-related service.
With Dr. Rick Machemer, Lifespan Board Member Emeritus, Certified Eden Alternative Associate, Certified Eden at Home Associate.and Alana Russell, Ombudsman Program Manager, Lifespan. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Peace of Mind Planning

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. With José Cruz, Planning Specialist, Lifespan. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Legal Aspects of Aging

(May 17 is the correct day for this workshop.) Everything you need to know about power of attorney (and the new rules), MOLST forms, health care proxy, trusts and wills. With Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq., Dutcher & Zatkowsky, Attorneys-at-Law. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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May
18
to Jul 6

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an eight-session workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Fridays from 10 am to noon. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link.

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Retirement Saturday

Learn about Medicare and Social Security -- all in one Saturday morning. Medicare 101 is an easy-to-follow explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D for people who are new to Medicare. Then, learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits. Registration is required Please use our registration link. 

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Health and Wellness Saturday (This event is full. Please do not register.)

Special wellness Saturday! Learn about Tai Chi and how to better manage stress. Tai Chi is calming, helps with reduced range of motion, and helps increase strength, flexibility and coordination. We'll follow that with an interactive session on how to manage stress while caregiving. Reservation is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Rocco Vivenzio Memorial Symposium

Dr. Fain is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Division Chief of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and co- director of the Arizona Center on Aging. She is a geriatrician, and a national leader in developing high value home and community team-based models to care for people with serious illness. Join us on May 21 and learn from Dr. Fain about the barriers to integrating home-based primary care into our health system--and how the benefits outweigh the challenges. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
22
1:00 PM13:00

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. Their presentation will inform veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned for their military service and how to apply for them. With Laura Stradley, Executive Director, Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. and Nick Stefanovich, Director, Monroe County Veterans Service Agency. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Geneseo

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session 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 Wednesdays, 1 - 3:30 pm at The Goodwill Community Room, 4119 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo. Reservations ARE required. Do not use our registration link. Please call the Noyes Caregiver Resource Center at 585-335-4358 or meail caregiver@noyeshealth.org to register. Free.    

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Apr
10
2:00 PM14:00

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Offered through partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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Apr
10
12:30 PM12:30

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, 12:30 - 3 pm at the Westside YMCA. You do not need to be a Y member. Free. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Power of Music

Listening to music and making music engages the brain and the heart. Music has the ability to help maintain connections, create a pathway for communication,  and leaves a  feeling of joy.  Learn techniques to integrate music into your caregiving approach. No musical ability required. Audience: Caregivers and Professionals. Registration required. Please use our registration link. 

Presenter: Maria Battista-Hancock LCAT, MT-BC
Expressive Arts Department Chair & Internship Director
Hochstein School of music & dance

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Mar
27
4:30 PM16:30

Forever Fit

Forever Fit: It is never too late to start or continue toward your goal. Join a coed, mixed level, low-impact aerobics and chair class emphasizing stamina, strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination. This class is so much fun, you will forget you are working out.  Please wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers and bring a bottle of water and hand towel. Reservation required. Please use our registration link. 

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Mar
6
3:00 PM15:00

Techniques to Approach Behavior with Less Stress

Caregiving can feel overwhelming, stressful, and all-encompassing at times. It is essential to strengthen your repertoire of techniques to alter situations and deescalate the typical stress experienced by caregivers . Dr. Mick Krasner explores the effects of mindfulness practices on the immune system in the elderly as well as the effects on healthcare professionals' well-being. Audience: Caregivers and Professionals. Registration required. Please use our registration link. 

Presenter: Mick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P
Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Jan
9
12:30 PM12:30

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 from 12:30 - 2:30. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link

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Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Home Care Options - (FULL!)

(This workshop is FULL. We are no longer accepting reservations for this workshop. We will offer again in the spring.) 

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
11
10:15 AM10:15

Peace of Mind Planning (FULL!)

This session is FULL. Please do not register for this workshop. We will offer again in the spring. 

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
9:00 AM09:00

Housing Options (FULL)

This workshop is FULL. We are no longer accepting reservations for this workshop. We will offer again in the spring. 

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
4
10:45 AM10:45

Explore Your Future (This session is FULL.)

We are no longer accepting reservations for our Pre-Retirement workshops on Saturday, Nov. 4.

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
4
9:00 AM09:00

Retirement Checklist/SS Overview (This session is FULL.)

No longer accepting reservations for Saturdays pre-retirement workshops. 

9 - 10:30 am We'll provide a retirement checklist and help you understand Social Security benefits.

10:45 - 12:15 We'll help you "Explore Your Future."

Register for both sessions or just one. 

Reservations are required. Please use our registration link. 

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