April 2021

A message from
Carol Bartlett, Executive Director
Hello GRAPE Members,
Spring has officially arrived per the calendar and I hope that our weather will cooperate as well. Fresh air, sunshine and safe in person visits are good for the soul!
I wanted to highlight a few things for the coming months, and believe it or not the end of the GRAPE year in June….how did that happen?
We have four more education programs, two in April and two in May with some great speakers lined up. The Program Committee is planning well into the fall so if you have any speaker/topic ideas, or are interested in sponsoring a meeting, please let the committee know. Our last meeting of the year will be the Advocacy Committee Speak Out; where members can discuss topics you would like the committee to explore in preparation for the Legislative Town Hall next year. We hope to return to in person meetings in the fall, and we will know more in the coming months. 
The Marketing Committee has another Virtual Eldercare Fair planned for later this month, as well as a Networking/Music Trivia Virtual Event. They are also planning for some safe outdoor networking options for the warmer months.
For the second year in a row we need to reinvent our Annual Gala, our largest fundraiser of the year. There will be sponsorship opportunities, and similar to last year there will be an online raffle and a virtual portion of the night. In addition, this year there will be a safe in person drop by event. More details to come as the Gala Committee is working on the details!
As always thank you for everything you do for our seniors and for supporting GRAPE!
Join us for our membership meetings this month!

Wednesday, April 21 at 8am
Tuesday, April 27 at 12 noon
If you have missed any of the past meetings, check out the VIEW RESOURCES section under your member login to view the presentations.
Thank you to Elderplan and
Edward Jones/Rich Marlin for sponsoring our April meetings. An ad in the GRAPEvine is one of the many benefits of sponsoring a GRAPE meeting. Are spots are full through the end of the GRAPE year (thank you!), but we are booking into the fall, so save your date now!
Contact Carol to discuss!

Thursday, April 22 - Networking Online with Music Trivia

Thursday, April 29 - Vitual Eldercare Fair with Monroe Community Hospital

Wednesday, May 19 - Morning Member Meeting - Seniors and Technology

Tuesday, May 25 - Afternoon Member Meeting - Advocacy Committee Topic Speakout and Last Education Meeting of the Year

Thursday, June 10 - GRAPE Gala - Online and In Person Opportunity
Thank you to the Marketing Committee and staff at RGH for a successful virtual Eldercare Fair in March. Staff received bags filled with brochures and goodies from the GRAPE members that participated!

Richard Palermo
Regional Medicare Sales Consultant
165 Court Street
Rochester, New York 14647
585 490-1616

Zafar Malik
6780 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd.,Bldg 1
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 672-5105

Kim Pasquale
1 West Avenue
Leroy, NY 14482
(585) 768-2740
Join fellow GRAPE members Brooke Findlay from CCOR, Nancy Hickey from The Woodlands and Amy Rist from The Village at Mill Landing who have already referred new members to GRAPE for our member get a member contest - details below!

Join these fellow GRAPE members who are already in the spotlight with this great opportunity to highlight your company/organization on the Seniors Rock Radio Show!

Be sure to tune in on Saturdays at noon on WHAM 1180!
Help get the word out about GRAPE!

Our linked in page is back... and follow us on facebook too!

As we start the new year we want to make sure our online resource - The ElderPages Directory - is as up to date as possible. Please review your listing(s) and update as needed.
Volunteers and your talents are needed - all of our committees need members!
If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the GRAPE office or a committee chair, click on button below to learn more.
We have some very affordable pricing for advertising your organization or a job opening in the GRAPEvine! Contact Carol at the GRAPE office for details.
(585) 256-4351
A special thank you to our
newsletter editors:
Hillary Paine Hopkins
The Highlands at Pittsford
Sandy Swanson
Licensed Massage Therapist
Erin Schneider
Heather Heights

Carol Bartlett, Executive Director