January 2020
Happy New Year!
A Message from our President,
Kim Vogt

As we welcome the New Year, I would like to take time to reflect on 2019 and all that has happened through the year. We had another successful Legislative Town Hall last February, held a record number of Elder Care Fairs, enjoyed the GRAPE Gala at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in June, had a change of leadership and welcomed our new executive director in July.

    We continued with networking opportunities outside of the regular program calendar over the summer and this recent holiday season our Holiday Gifts for Seniors Program had its most successful year with the delivery of a record number of gifts to seniors in our community….and these are just the highlights of 2019!
    2020 will be a continuation and more of all the amazing events, programs, fairs, networking, and volunteering opportunities that GRAPE has to offer to all our members. Please make a resolution to continue to be involved, or to become more involved, whether it is by attending the events and programs offered, volunteering to be on a committee, or bringing on a new member to GRAPE.
    We look forward to a productive and prosperous New Year and thank you for all you do for GRAPE!

Kim Vogt

Upcoming GRAPE Events:

Save these dates for February !

  • February 19th Monthly Breakfast at St. John's Meadows
  • February 25th Monthly Luncheon at Chapel Oaks

Quick tip: If you have missed any recent breakfast or lunch meetings check out the VIEW RESOURCES section under your member login on the website to view the presentations.
Thank you to St. John's for hosting GRAPE's Monthly Membership Breakfast Meetings!
Thank you to
Legacy at Clover Blossom
for hosting our
Monthly Board Meetings!
Please join us in welcoming our newest members from December:
Deanna LaPier
Brighton Securities
1703 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
Shaina Sidoti
Effortlessly Healthy
1440 Scottsville Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
Jane Steele
Legacy at Willow Pond
40 Willow Pond Way
Penfield, NY 14526
Brian Wright
Corrigan Moving Systems
150 Jarley Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Kimberly Kenna
Professional Member
52 Antlers Drive
Rochester, NY 14618
Learning is never over!
Inspired by the powerful effects of music in nursing homes, Lorna Prendergast undertook a Master of Ageing degree, graduating at age of 90!
Holiday Gifts for Seniors Success for 2019!

The Holiday Gifts for Seniors Team sends a big THANK YOU to everyone who made the 2019 holidays a success for 300 deserving older adults! Without your support this endeavor would not be possible. A special shoutout to Mike Maenza and Health Direct who have been a major sponsor of this project for many years. We recognize their commitment to seniors in need and thank them for their continued sponsorship.

We would also like to thank our other major contributors who helped to make this year a success: Broom Clean Estate Services
Comfort Keepers
Doyle Medical Monitoring
J.D. Chapman Agency Inc.
Legacy at Erie Station
Nicosia Dental
Senior Care Authority
Seniors Choice
St. John’s
Thrive at Home
Trisha Fast
And thank you to all the individual GRAPE members who contributed to this project, all donations were greatly appreciated.
The Holiday Gifts for Seniors Team wishes all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Thank you to all that donated to GRAPE through ROCtheDay!

Don't forget about one of our most valuable resources:
The Elder Pages!
Are you looking for more information or a referral for a client, be sure to visit theelderpages.com for all of your senior needs. Bookmark the page for easy reference and keep your own information up to date, too!
Congratulations to our December Breakfast Business Card Winner
Mark Auberger
CCOR - Companion Care of Rochester
Breakfast Business Card
A Special Thank you to our
Newsletter Committee:
Alice Berry
Quail Summit
Jana Milligan
Thrive at Home
Hillary Paine Hopkins
The Highlands at Pittsford
Sandy Swanson
Licensed Massage Therapist
We would also like to include credit to GRAPE staff Carol Bartlett, Executive Director and Suzanne Kowalcyk, Administrative Assistant who help make the newsletter come to life each month!