SPECIAL EVENTS

2019 EVENTS: PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY- DATES AND LOCATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITHIN ONE MONTH OF EACH EVENT:

NEW: BEAT THE WINTER BLUES: This event was held on Tuesday, February 19th from 10am - 2pm at Radio Social, Rochester's newest Social Club. Located in the historic Stromberg-Carlson Building at 20 Carlson Road, 224 congregate meal participants and community's youth came together for a day of friendship, mentorship, and positive youth development. Our seniors had the opportunity to bowl, play skiball, giant jenga, billiards, corn hole and other games with our community's youth. A boxed lunch was provided. [Stay tuned - so much fun was had by all that we are planning another date!]

Two Generations - Learning Together Furthering Opportunities for Independence - Futhering Opportunities for Fun
Left: Two Generations - Learning Together
Right: Furthering Opportunities for Independence - Furthering Opportunities for Fun!


 
Left: Centro de Oro Senior Center & Monroe High School Students - Friendships Forming in All Languages
Right: Winter Blues Be Gone! Rest is Now On!

2019 EVENTS TO COME:

SPRING FLING: This lunch and dance is held every May to honor Older Americans Month and the many contributions our community's older adults make every day.

ZOO'S CLUES: This annual event brings together our community's older adults and youth to visit the zoo animals and work together on a scavenger hunt to learn about the zoo animals and their habitat. 

SALUTE TO SENIORS: This outdoor picnic is held every August at Ontario Beach Park with lunch, vendors, live music and more.

INTERGENERATIONAL FALL CLEAN UP: This event is held every fall in partnership with the Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau to help older adults who own their own homes prepare for winter. Volunteers throughout Monroe County rake the yards of frail older adults with limited supports to help them remain independent in their homes.

ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARING & ELDER LAW FAIR: This event occurs every fall. The Annual Public Hearing portion of this event is held as a requirement under the Older Americans Month to educate individuals in the community about the Office for the Aging's plan for a coordinated system of community based long-term care services and supports for the following year and provide the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the plan prior to submittal for state approvals. This event is combined with the Elder Law Fair, a partnership with the Monroe County Bar Association, Legal Assistance Center of Western NY, Lifespan, and AARP, to offer older adults and caregivers the opportunity to learn about and obtain assistance in understanding legal issues that may impact older adults and their caregivers.

2018 EVENT UPDATES:

COATS FOR SENIORS: This event was kicked off with a press conference at the County Office Building on December 5, 2018 with County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and our committed sponsors. The Coats for Seniors Campaign is an annual appeal to our community to look into their heart and their closets, and donate new and gently used coats to assist our community's older adults in need. Coats were collected from December 5, 2018 - January 11, 2019 and then picked up from area drop locations. On January 22, 2019, 700 coats were sorted and re-distributed to our community's seniors and others in need. We thank our generous sponsors and the community for their contribution to keeping our community's older adults safer and warmer this winter season. Sponsor's included: Medical Motor Services of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc., The Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE), Colony Dry Cleaners, Dry Clean Express and several Monroe County Departments. 

SALUTE TO SENIORS: On Friday, August 17, 2018 approximately 700 older adults from across Monroe County joined us at Ontario Beach Park to celebrate summer with a picnic lunch, entertainment, vendors, and more. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING & ELDER LAW FAIR: On Saturday, October 13, 2018, 83 participants came to Monroe Community Hospital, located at 435 E. Henrietta Road, to hear about Monroe County's plans to deliver person-centered community based long-term care services and supports with our contracted providers in 2019-20. Under the Older Americans Act, public review and comment is required prior to MCOFA submitting an annually updated plan of programs and services for state approval. In addition, attorneys and vendors from across Monroe County came to provide education and help older adults and caregivers understand their rights. Topics included Medicaid, Powers of Attorney, Guardian Rep-Payees, Social Security Issues, Estate Planning and more.

INTERGENERATIONAL FALL CLEAN-UP: As a joint event with the Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau, the Monroe County Office for the Aging held a kick-off breakfast on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Monroe Community Hospital for about 293 volunteers. These volunteers then went to the homes of 68 older adult residents throughout Monroe County to rake their lawns and bag leaves to prepare for winter. This event creates postiive youth development and allows our community's young adults to pay it forward and help an older adult in need.

ZOO's CLUES: As a joint event with the Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau, approximately 110 youth ages 7-15 and 90 older adult participants from area senior centers came together on July 13, 2018 at Seneca Park Zoo to visit the zoo animals while performing a scavenger hunt to learn about the animals and their habitat. 


​​​​This event helps bring together Monroe County's multiple generations to learn and grow from each other.

SPRING FLING: On May 23, 2018, 380 individuals age 60+, who participate in Monroe County's Senior Nutrition Program at area community and senior centers, came together at the Double Tree Hotel in Henrietta to celebrate Older American's Month. This event allowed the opportunity for Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and MCOFA staff to honor our community's older adults for their many contributions to our community.​​​​​​​

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