December 2020

A message from
Carol Bartlett, Executive Director

Hello GRAPE Members,
I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you for supporting GRAPE throughout the year with your membership renewal, sponsorships, committee work and more.
More importantly is to thank you for your unwavering support of our seniors. Many of you have filled a void for those that have not been able to visit with family members…and many other tasks you probably never imagined this year.
Thank you also to our Holiday Gifts for Seniors Committee for coordinating bags that we will deliver to those seniors most in need this year. This project would not be possible without donations from HealthDirect Pharmacy, Broom Clean Estate Services and Senior Care Authority.
Let us celebrate all of you…please join us on December 9 for some holiday fun at our last membership meeting of the year.

As we head into the December holidays and the end of 2020, I wish you peace, happiness and time with your loved ones.
In appreciation,

A great way to support GRAPE is through ROC the Day. Link here to donate on December 1 and please share with your family, friends and other connections. Thank you to CCOR who will be matching donations to GRAPE up to $300!
Click on their logo for more information.

GRAPE New Members in November

Bill Gilbert
Bill Gilbert Insurance
PO Box 2
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 710-2278

Debra Soley
Professional Member
151 Fern Castle Drive
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 474-4828

Important Dates This Month

December 1
ROC the Day

December 2
Virtual Eldercare Fair with Highland Hospital

December 9
GRAPE Morning Membership Meeting
(with some holiday fun!)

No afternoon meeting in December!

Quick tip: If you have missed any of the past meetings, check out the VIEW RESOURCES section under your member login to see the presentations.

Thank you to Rich Marlin of Edward Jones for sponsoring our December meeting. An ad in the GRAPEvine is one of the many benefits of sponsoring a GRAPE meeting.

Thank you to all of you that joined us online for the meetings in November. The lucky winners who get a special mention and a $10 Starbucks gift card are Bridget Jardas of Constance Care Management and Karissa Kuhl of Nursing Connection Staffing!
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
Volunteers and your talents are needed!
If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the GRAPE office or a committee chair. Click on button below to learn more.
Don't forget about one of our most valuable resources:
The ElderPages Directory!
If you are looking for more information or a referral for a client, be sure to visit for resources. Bookmark the page for easy reference and keep your own information up to date too - contact the GRAPE office if you forgot how!
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