November 2020

A message from
Kim Vogt, President
Dear GRAPE Members,

I can’t believe that is November already, how did that happen? Happy fall!

Our GRAPE Program Calendar year started in September and will continue through May. It looks a bit different, as most things have since March of this year. The safest way to provide our programs to the greatest number of members is a virtual format. We expect the virtual format to continue as we head into the cooler months of fall and winter. Please note, you do not need to register for these events. The zoom link for our morning and afternoon programs each month will be sent via email and will be available on our website. Please join us for the programs, and feel free to enjoy your breakfast or lunch during the presentation.

We continue to offer other opportunities for our members to meet up in person for those that feel comfortable with that type of setting and want to be out and about. The Casa Larga Wine Tasting Event provided one of those opportunities. Thank you to the Marketing Committee for your creativity and helping to offer gatherings, we look forward to more.

With November being the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to again say thank you to our members, sponsors, speakers, committees, our board and to Carol. We could not move forward without all of you – we are GRAPE strong! Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

All my best,
GRAPE New Members in October
Karen Hogan
Executive Director
The Gables of Brighton
2001 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 310-0418

Alyssa Stevens 
Community Outreach
Heather Heights
160 W. Jefferson Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 264-1600

Dawn Huling
Admissions Director
Crest Manor Living and Rehabilitation
6745 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-3633

Amy Brandon
Program Assistant
Trusted Choice Homecare
510 Clinton Square, Suite 542
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 785-3004

Lindsey Downey
Finger Lakes Regional Outreach Coordinator
Nascentia Health
1050 West Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 477-9239              

Tina Cook
Sales Director
Crimson Ridge Meadows
3 Treeline Drive
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 720-9330

Bridget Jardas
Constance Care Management
(585) 451-0221

Michele Richards
Ultimate Grace LLC
PO Box 25186
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 233-1044

  Jason Synakowski
Regional Product Manager
(585) 217-2952

Important Dates This Month

November 11 - Morning Membership Meeting
November 17 - Afternoon Membership Meeting
November 20 - Virtual Eldercare Fair with Unity Hospital

*See details below*

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

Thank you to Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe & Seniors Rock Radio and ROC VOX for sponsoring our November meetings. 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 October. The lucky winners who get a special mention and a $10 Starbucks gift card are Mark McDermott of Touching Hearts at Home and Kimberly Carey of Heathwood Assisted Living.
We had a fun and safe networking event at Casa Larga in October - thank you to the Fairport and Greece Elderwood communities for sponsoring!
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
Another way to help GRAPE will be on ROC The DAY - SAVE THE DATE!
Volunteers and your talents are needed!
If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the GRAPE office or a committee chair and GET INVOLVED
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