University of Rochester
Community Service Activities 2003-2004

Senior Citizens

Alzheimer's Disease Center

The University Alzheimer's Disease Center's education/outreach component works closely with the Rochester Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The Center has an urban satellite clinic, for outreach efforts to inner city areas, and a rural satellite clinic targeted to the rural communities surrounding Rochester.
Web/contact: 273-1506
Brenda Kavanaugh

Annual Family Health and Fitness Fair — Community Dentistry & Oral Disease Prevention

The program participates each year in the largest healthcare exposition in upstate New York. Emphasis is placed on the wellness of the senior adult population in Western New York.
Web/contact: 275-5007
Dr. Darlene Riggins-White, Education Coordinator, Community Dentistry & Oral Disease Prevention

Creative Workshop Art Classes

The Memorial Art Gallery offers art classes for adults, teens and children as young as two and a half. Creative workshop scholarships for children are administered by the Rochester City School District.
Web/contact: 473-7720 x3056
Lawrence Merrill

Dealing with Aging and Loss

Therapeutic treatment to older adults facing the loss of friends and family, declining health, and abuse.
Department of Psychiatry — Strong Family Therapy Services

Episcopal Church Home

Undergraduates visit senior citizens to talk, make crafts, and play games. In addition, the Church Home is a Wilson Day site.
Community Service Network

Finger Lakes Regional Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center

The Poison and Drug Information Center provides emergency management of accidental and intentional poison ingestions as well as drug and lactation information services to over 28,000 callers from the Finger Lakes region each year. The Center also provides poison prevention literature, resources, and facilitator training for child care providers, parents, grandparents, educators, community leaders, and health professionals who work with pre-school children. The Center, which serves a 12-county area, offers an Occupational and Environmental Toxicology Clinic available by primary care physician referral. TTY and translation services are available. Speakers for professional organizations or agencies are also available. The poison center has recently been awarded a grant to address special needs of some populations which allows for presentations specifically regarding deaf and migrant worker populations.
John Benitez, M.D., M.P.H., Managing Director/Assoc. Medical Director, Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., Medical Director

Memorial Art Gallery Special Needs Tours

The Memorial Art Gallery arranges tours for area social service agencies. Self-guided experiences are also available.
Web/contact: 473-7720 x3070
Mary Ann Monley

Music Lessons

The Eastman School of Music's Community Education Division offers a variety of lessons, classes, workshops, and special events for adults and senior citizens during the academic year and during the summer. Programs include private lessons, music theory and history, ensembles, the New Horizons Band and Orchestra, free concerts and recitals, the Adult Certificate program and more.
Howard Potter

New Horizons Band

Eastman School of Music's Community Education Division sponsors this band comprised of senior citizens and other adults. It is ideal for individuals who are learning a musical instrument for the first time, or are starting their study again after a long period of musical inactivity. Large and small ensemble rehearsal, group instruction, and performance opportunities are provided, along with delightful social interaction.
Ed Mizma, Richard Sitts

New Horizons Orchestra

Fashioned after the New Horizons Band, the Eastman School of Music's Community Education Division sponsors this string orchestra comprised of senior citizens and other adults.
Ed Mizma, Richard Sitts

Nursing Home Group Activities — Jewish Home of Rochester

University students befriend area senior citizens through this program. Visitation is once a week.
Hillel Foundation

Older Adults Service (Department of Psychiatry — Ambulatory Services)

Offers specialized mental health care to men and women aged 60 years and older, or their family members, who are facing the emotional or physical challenges of aging. Staff are especially trained to work with older adults and family members who may be facing challenges such as caregiver stress, depression, anxiety, fear or worries, memory problems, physical health problems, and other age-related challenges.
Web/contact: Marge Roberts, 274-4605
Department of Psychiatry - Ambulatory Services

Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

PADD promotes inter-institutional alliances between the developmental disabilities agencies and aging networks to advance training and service for elders who are developmentally disabled.
Kathie Bishop, Ph.D.

Rochester Community Mobile Crisis Team

This mobile team can be accessed through Lifeline and will respond anywhere in Monroe County for all ages who are experiencing mental health crises. This team is composed of trained clinicians experienced in addressing a multitude of mental health issues.
Web/contact: 273-2590
Department of Psychiatry — Crisis Clinic

St. Ann's Home

As a Wilson Day community service project, University volunteers participated in a recreation therapy event with residents. On Project America Day, student volunteers played bingo with the residents.
Community Service Network

St. John's Home

As a Wilson Day community service project, University volunteers visited with residents at the Seneca Park Zoo and Charlotte Beach.
Community Service Network

St. Martin's Place

As a Wilson Day community service project, University volunteers helped prepare and serve the noon meal, and painted and cleaned rooms.
Community Service Network

Tours for Seniors

Specially designed tours of the Memorial Art Gallery's collection and exhibitions are offered to senior citizen groups on request.
Web/contact: 473-7720 x3070
Mary Ann Monley

Women and Aging Conference

The Highlands at Pittsford and the Highland Center for Women sponsor two Women and Aging Conferences each year to explore important health care issues of interest to elders.
Yvonne Thorne

Valley Manor Performances

The Eastman School of Music sponsors performances at Valley Manor Retirement Community and invites residents to concerts at the School.
Andrew Green

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