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    • News

    • What’s New in the Aging Department
    • 2018 Annual Report
    • Aide Resume – Are you looking for rewarding work that you can do as a part time job or in addition to a job you already have?  We send out these aide resumes to hundreds of people across the county who are looking for help in their homes.
    • Workshops

    • Senior Health and Wellness Fair:In celebration of Mental Health and Older Americans both being recognized in the month of May, Aging and Youth and the County Mental Health Department have teamed up to bring in agency vendors and speakers around issues with Seniors and Mental Health.
    • Future Planning Conference: For the 3rd year in a row, Aging and Youth has arranged for several different speakers to do presentations for seniors and their caregivers regarding future planning topics like wills, powers of attorney, healthcare proxy, MOLSTs, burial trusts, getting organized, financing long term care/financial planning, preparing for emergencies, and senior services.  This year we have teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association as a cosponsor to bring information about planning considerations with dementia and we are adding in community vendors as well.  There will also be workshops offering participants to weigh in on the county’s system of senior services and gaps or ideas for improved service.


    • Medicare 101: An introductory class for people who are new to Medicare or who may have had Medicare for a while, but never understood it.  We review what Medicare is, how someone gets Medicare, what the different options are for coverage under the Medicare program and where people can go for extra help either with costs or understanding coverage. 

      Lunch and Learn: During the Spring and Summer, we are hosting different presentations at our Lunch Club 60s across the county.  In April, The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting on “Know the 10 Signs” of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  In May, we will be having a Town Hall/Focus Group meeting at each site to get feedback regarding the county’s senior services and also doing an evaluation of our Lunch Club program.  In June, paramedics from our Advanced Life Support Department in the county will do a presentation on what to do in an emergency AFTER you call 911 to make it the smoothest possible experience for when the ambulance crews come.  In July, we will be doing a presentation on Medication management and discussing strategies for tracking and taking medications as prescribed.  Tools and tips will be provided.  Contact the center you would like to attend to register (https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/index.php/ageyouth/find-a-lunch-club-60-near-you/).  If you would like to stay for lunch, let them know when you call.


      Matter of Balance: This 8-week class is for anyone who has concerns about falling or wants to increase balance, flexibility and strength. Individuals with dementia and their caregivers are encouraged to attend together. Anyone else with a chronic health condition that impacts balance is also welcome to attend. Call Aging and youth (315-946-5624) or Lifespan of Rochester (585-244-8400×130 – Wendy) to register.


      Powerful Tools for Caregivers: This series is an excellent, evidenced-based curriculum aimed at equipping caregivers with some of the tools to have a more successful care-giving experience. Topics include communication, working with health professionals, getting other family involved, stress, taking time for yourself, etc.


      Dementia Mini Series: Aging and Youth is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester to bring you a series of 3 of the Alzheimer’s Association’s most popular classes:

      -Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (4/11/19)
      -Effective Communication Strategies (4/18/19)
      -Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior (4/25/19)

      Classes are free and will be held from 12-1 at the Aging and Youth office in Lyons. ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO ATTEND A CLASS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias”

      Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register 1-800-272-3900.


Programs and Services

Our agency serves as the link between seniors and the agencies that serve them. Most programs/services are offered on a contribution basis. No service is denied because of inability or unwillingness to contribute. Some programs operate on a “cost share” basis, where the client pays a portion of the cost according to his/her income.

Funding for these programs is provided by Wayne County, the New York State Office for the Aging, the Federal Older Americans Act, and private contributions.

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