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AARP in Rochester is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources like job, health, and financial workshops, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Rochester.

AARP represents the needs of nearly 38 million members with lifestyles and political views as diverse as any group in the United States. Developing public policy recommendations that serve such diversity is a formidable task. AARP concentrates on the issues most important to those in the 50+ community as they age: economic security; health care; access to affordable, quality long-term care; creating and maintaining livable communities; consumer protections; caregiving; and ensuring that our democracy works better for all.

From learning the skills needed to apply for a job online to cooking for their family, ABVI is here to help anyone who is blind or visually impaired live an independent and meaningful life. ABVI is a caring, local, person centered not-for-profit resource that utilizes an innovative approach to create job opportunities for people with barriers to employment while generating revenue to support our mission programs and services. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes along with The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) and 2-1-1/LIFE LINE have a very long and successful history and has become a part of Goodwill industries. ABVI strives to prepare and empower people with barriers to independence to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and communities.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress toward methods of treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, has been providing programs, services and advocacy since 1981 to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and healthcare providers. The Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter serves a nine-county area that includes Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.

Learn more about the Rochester chapter or how you can get involved at

Blessed Sacrament Church
Blessed Sacrament, Saint Boniface and St. Mary’s are the three churches that comprise the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community.  Together they work to serve all Catholics in Southeast Rochester as well as beyond the area. In 2006, the three individual parishes came together as partner parishes. The purpose? To develop a pastoral plan that would allow all three churches to continue serving parishioners while collaborating with one another in shared programs. In 2015, they became the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community of Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface and St. Mary’s.

Charlotte Community Association
The Charlotte Community Association provides a forum for local residents/stakeholders to come together to discuss issues, and to plan and promote events that occur in this unique and vibrant neighborhood. Charlotte incorporates its maritime and cultural heritage as the City of Rochester’s port and historic waterfront district. The monthly CCA meetings are open to the public; items of interest are published in monthly newsletters and on the website.

Eastman School of Music
Eastman is an amazing community of artists, performers, composers, and scholars who are committed to preparing students for meaningful lives in music. They believe that music enriches the heart, nourishes the mind, and heals the soul. They believe in the power of music to transform lives. They study music in the classroom, engage with music in the rehearsal room, live with music in the practice room, investigate and reveal music through scholarship, perform music on stages, and share music throughout the community.

Delivering needed medical and support services, the ElderONE program is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining independent living in their homes for as long as possible. ElderONE provides medical care and support services for seniors in their homes, the community and at the ElderONE (PACE) Day Centers. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) gives the elderly and their families an alternative to nursing home placement. ElderONE, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), combines medical, transportation and personalized care services, so the frail elderly can live at home, maintaining their independence without compromising their medical care or safety.

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester is a collection of 46 diverse parishes spread throughout the region. Their diocese includes urban parishes in the heart of Rochester neighborhoods, country churches in the northern reaches of Appalachia, parishes in small towns and suburbs, and beautiful lakeside chapels. The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester works to grow and develop congregations spiritually, numerically and in missional leadership. With Christ’s help, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester seeks to achieve their mission and vision through radical hospitality, passionate spirituality, and thoughtful engagement.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is part of a $6 billion family of companies that finances and delivers healthcare services across upstate New York and long term care insurance nationwide. Collectively, the enterprise provides health insurance to nearly 1.5 million members and employs about 5,000 New Yorkers.  Today, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield maintains a strong local presence in the central New York region, the Central New York Southern Tier Region, the Rochester Region, and the Utica Region through four regional headquarters and additional field offices. It is our mission to help people in our communities live healthier and more secure lives through access to high quality, affordable health care.


Foodlink is the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Through good stewardship, innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of community partners to eradicate both the symptoms and root causes of hunger. The Foodlink Community Kitchen nourishes thousands of children daily with healthy meals, slices locally grown apples, and prepares people for culinary careers through a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program. We believe that the fight against hunger and the fight against poverty are one and the same. We envision a future in which food is recognized as a human right and every person is able to feed themselves and their families in dignity. Together, we work to create a more nourished, prosperous region.

Lifespan helps older adults and caregivers take on the challenges and opportunities of longer life as a trusted source of unbiased information, guidance and more than 30 services and advocacy for older adults and caregivers. The organization provides a variety of information in relation to financing long-term care or guidance about eldercare, assistance handling bill payment and finances, advice about senior housing, help with health insurance options under Medicare, or assistance in an elder abuse situation.

Lifespan is a member of the American Society on Aging, the National Council on Aging, the Greater Rochester Partnership for the Elderly, Leading Age NY, the State Society on Aging, the NYS Senior Citizen Action Council, and LiveOn NY. Lifespan was also recognized by the Democratic and Chronicle as a Top Workplace for Medium Size Business for 2019. uses data-driven research to identify and develop the best resources in all aspects of memory impairment and care. Research-backed, expert-curated resources can help seniors and their families identify the risks, signs, and symptoms of dementia, find support and care agencies, and learn about cutting-edge, scientific breakthroughs in memory care.

Monroe County Office for the Aging

The Monroe County Office for the Aging (MCOFA) is an administrative division within the Department of Human Services (DHS) that focuses on advocating on behalf of the needs of older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. The MCOFA monitors, evaluates, and comments on policies, programs, and community actions which affect individuals served in Monroe County. The MCOFA works to encourage safe, active, and independent lifestyles within the community and promote the rights of older adults to prevent their abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The main mission of the MCOFA is to empower older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families, and the public to make informed decisions about, and be able to access, existing health, long-term services and supports and other service options.

ESLC Vendors & Partners

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) has well-documented guidelines to ensure our residents receive the best quality products and services. We pride ourselves on creating vendor partnerships with organizations and companies that share our dedication to quality and values. In order to be good stewards of available financial resources, ESLC has created guidelines to ensure optimum prices and quality standards, appropriate approvals, and accountability for vendor selection and approvals of purchases.

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