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    Cobb’s Hill Manor, 1175 Monroe Ave., Rochester, recently announced its state licensure as an assisted living program accepting Medicaid. ALPs provide supportive housing and home care services to individuals medically eligible for placement in a nursing facility, but whose care can be provided in a less restrictive and lower cost residential setting.Monroe and surrounding counties have very few ALP housing options for Medicaid recipients, less than 500 beds for a population of [...]

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    CDS Housing recently received $19.5 million in state funding to construct a 96-unit affordable senior living community in the town of Webster. It additionally received $11.87 million to construct a 50-unit community in the city of Elmira. The housing communities will be open to seniors ages 55 and older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and veterans.“This funding will further allow us to not only provide needed housing for seniors and veterans, but it [...]

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    Meals on Wheels, a program of UR Medicine Home Care, earned $24,709.62 from the 2016-17 Subaru Share the Love event. The program partnered with Doyle Subaru in Webster as its hometown charity of choice. All hometown charities were eligible to receive a half share of the national campaign if the organization completed at least four activities directly for the local retailer. Meals On Wheels received $3,046.76 for its activities along with $21,662.86 for being selected as a hometown [...]

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    Heathwood Assisted Living at Penfield, 100 Elderwood Court, recently celebrated the opening of Memory Care, a 44-unit addition for memory-impaired individuals. After a year of construction, the two-story addition features a first floor with 24 memory care apartments, a dining room, kitchen, an activities room and a quiet space. Other features include a courtyard and walking path. The program for memory-impaired individuals is designed to create a calm and comfortable environment. Staff [...]

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    Baird Nursing Home is reminding residents ages 65 and older to be attentive to heat conditions and prevent heat-related health issues. Older adults are more prone to overheating due to various reasons. Prescription medication can affect the body and its use of cooling abilities such as temperature regulation through sweat. Older adult systems do not adjust as quickly to changes in temperatures as younger generations. Medical conditions can also affect the body’s response to heat. [...]

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    Students from Gates Presbyterian Youth Group recently hosted the Summer Fun Carnival for Seniors at The Episcopal Church Home in Rochester. The carnival featured games with prizes, a petting zoo, musical entertainment and refreshments for those who live within Episcopal SeniorLife Communities’ campuses.The students were in grades 6-8 from Gates Chili, Churchville-Chili, Spencerport, Brockport and Henrietta school districts along with homeschooled families. They were in charge of [...]

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    Rochester Presbyterian Home recently received a $151,000 grant from Ralph Wilson Jr. Foundation to help build a caregiver training model designed to empower staff and improve quality of life for its residents. Professional development staff will train and certify staff members within RPH’s three locations as memory care specialists. These trained staff members will then train the broader community.“The role of a caregiver can be both demanding and rewarding,” said [...]

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    University of Rochester recently selected Episcopal SeniorLife Communities as a site for Wilson Day at Beatrice Place in Greece. Eleven students devoted their time to outdoor work through tending to community gardens, raking leaves and landscape beautification to benefit this senior community. “We are pleased that Episcopal SeniorLife Communities has been selected as a project site again this year for the University of Rochester’s annual Wilson Day,” said Jennifer [...]

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    St. Ann’s Community recently earned two honors from the 2017 National Mature Media Awards, which recognize achievements in marketing and communications programs for older adults.A St. Ann’s TV advertisement titled “Vintage,” received a bronze award in the TV advertising category, while the organization’s Facebook page, facebook.com/stannscommunity, received a silver award in the social media category.The St. Ann’s marketing department worked [...]

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    The Country Store at Woodcrest Commons is serving ice cream and become one of the more popular spots at the DePaul Senior Living Community in Henrietta.“We’ve had people who want to move here just for the ice cream,” said Activities Director Lindsay Lown.The store is open about four times a week, usually in the afternoons, but more recently the hours have been extended to after dinner. The store features eight flavors of Byrne Dairy and Purity ice cream for 50 cents [...]

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    Westwood Commons, a DePaul senior living community in North Chili, recently celebrated National Assisted Living Week. Inspired this year’s theme, “Family is Forever,” residents, their families and staff took the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the strong bonds and lasting imprints they share with each other. Westwood Commons’ celebration started with Grandparents Day, and continued with the creation of the Westwood Family Tree. Residents came together [...]

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    Jazz90.1 and local Miss America Organization contestant Diana Marie Russo have partnered to provide free radios to local residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The program, Rochester’s Gift of Music, will donate these radios to patients, providing immediate therapeutic relief and enhanced quality of life.Research shows that Alzheimer’s patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they have stopped recognizing names and faces. [...]

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    The Retired Men and Women’s Club of Greater Rochester will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 25 at Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E. Main St., Rochester. Ernesto “Ernie” Barcelo, a financial adviser at Key Bank, will present “The Economy Now and the Future Outlook.”The venue is handicapped-accessible. Call (585) 663-0932 or (585) 278-6483 for information.

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  • East RochesterTripsOct. 13-17: New York City trip, $565.Dec. 12: The Temptations at Seneca Niagara, $78.ActivitiesThursday, Oct. 12: Pinochle tournament, 10 a.m.Friday, Oct. 13: New York City trip leaves at 8 a.m.; Wii Bowling, 1 p.m.Monday, Oct. 16: Line dancing, 9:30 a.m.; bingo 1 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 17: Pool tournament, 12:30 p.m.; New York City trip returns.Wednesday, Oct. 18: Hand and foot tournament, 10 a.m.PerintonActivitiesMonday, Oct. 16: [...]

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    The Retired Men and Women’s Club of Greater Rochester will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 1 at Carlson MetroCenter YMCA, 444 E. Main St., Rochester. Julie Jordan, of Faraci Lange, will present “Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse.”The venue is handicapped-accessible. Call (585) 663-0932 or (585) 278-6483 for information.