June 2021

A message from
Kim Vogt, President
Dear GRAPE Members,

Wow…I can’t believe the time is near for me to finish out as President of GRAPE. The past two years have been quite the whirlwind of the unexpected, but amazing none the less. I have to say we have the most resilient and dedicated members that make GRAPE the great organization that it is. I am proud to be a member and to have served as your President.   

As well as my time coming to an end on the board, I would like to recognize others who have served on the board and will be finishing out their terms.

Thank you to:
Andrew Hastings, Treasurer
Ramona Stein, Secretary
Trisha Fast, Member at Large

We have committee chairs that will be stepping down, but there are others who will be stepping up to fill these positions. Most of the members listed below will remain on their committees or involved in another way with GRAPE.

Thank you to:
Alison Bearer, Gala Committee
Meghan Little, Gala Committee
Marie Candelora, Marketing Committee
Becky Carrigan, Marketing Committee
Nancy Hickey, Membership Committee
Mike Kearney, Program Committee

Again, a big thank you to all outgoing board and committee chair members for their time and continued dedication to GRAPE. A huge thank you to Carol Bartlett, our Executive Director who did an amazing job getting us through COVID and will continue to guide us forward.

It has been my extreme privilege and honor to have served as your president. I know our incoming President, Marie Candelora along with Carol will move us forward and continue to help us grow.

All my Best,
Thank you Kim for your two years as President Elect and two years as President and all of your support of GRAPE!


1 - Online Raffle: June 1-9 (Raffle will open late day on June 1 and we will let you know when you can start shopping!)
2 - Cocktail Kit Pick Up: 4-5pm on June 10 - Register through your member login!
3 - Virtual Event & Annual Meeting: 6pm
on June 10 - ZOOM LINK

See details below on all!

Rochester Regional's Edna Tina Wilson Living Center and Wegman Family Cottages are once again sponsoring GRAPE at the Vineyard Level and Rochester Regional's ElderONE has joined us at the Champagne Level!
Thank you also at the Champagne Level!
Thank you to CCOR for sponsoring GRAPE, our fundraiser page and also hosting our cocktail kit pick up event!
Thank you to all who are supporting GRAPE!

Rachel Emrich
Opal Memory Care Nurse
45 Mill Road
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 720-3033

Christine Hill
General Manager
45 Mill Road
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 720-3033
Richard Schneider
40 Main Street, Suite 2
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 648-2273
Rochester Office:
210 South Avenue, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 540-3540
Join fellow GRAPE members Brooke Findlay from CCOR, Nancy Hickey from The Woodlands, Amy Rist from The Village at Mill Landing and Jessica Rustici from the Alzheimer's Association who have already referred new members to GRAPE for our member get a member contest - details below and the deadline is June 30!
Special Message your Membership Committee Chairs
Request an invoice or pay online - membership dues remain at $145 per person for the 2021/2022 GRAPE year which starts July 1, 2021.
It is easy to do when you go to the GRAPE website/member login and see this!
Thank you to those that have already renewed!
Day of Caring!
Thank you to GRAPE members Brooke Findlay, Kelli Maisel, Tracy Crooks, Annette Ziegler, Gail Herman and Rosa LaDelfa who joined Executive Director Carol Bartlett in participating in the United Way Day of Caring. We had some fun weeding and mulching at the Atwood Senior Apartments!
Please help us keep The ElderPages Directory up to date - 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