October 2020

A message from
Carol Bartlett, Executive Director
Happy Fall GRAPE Members,

I know that fall is the time we turn the clocks back, but I think we all want to focus on moving forward this year! It was great seeing everyone online in September as we resumed our semi-monthly membership meetings. The computer screen is not the same as in person, but I know everyone enjoyed the smiling faces and the chat box!

It is likely our meetings will continue online for at least the remainder of the calendar year, so bring your coffee or lunch and PLEASE JOIN US! The Program Committee has worked hard throughout the summer and fall to line up some great programming and sponsors, and a bonus chance to win a gift card or other great prize if you attend.

We also went virtual with our first ever-online Eldercare Fair in partnership with Rochester General Hospital. It was very successful and we now have a template to take to other hospitals - thank you to the Marketing Committee for your creativity.

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the member support we continue to have for GRAPE through membership renewals, meeting sponsorships, advertising and new members.

Thank you for all you are doing to support our seniors - I know you all are going above and beyond during this time!

Important Dates This Month

October 8 - Networking Event at Casa Larga
October 21 - Morning Membership Meeting
October 27 - Afternoon Membership Meeting
October 29 - New Member Orientation

Details below!

Thank you to Hart Hearing & Balance Centers and Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport for sponsoring our October meetings, and Elderwood Fairport & Elderwood Greece for sponsoring our October networking event!
An ad in the GRAPEvine is one of the many benefits of sponsoring a GRAPE meeting or event.
Fairport and Greece Locations
Thank you to all of you that joined us online for the meetings in September. The lucky winners who get a special mention and a $10 Starbucks gift card are Rachel Eckert of Elite Home Health Care/Elite Choice from the September 16 meeting and Susan Schermerhorn from Ashton Place from the September 22 meeting.

The Membership Committee is pleased to present
New Member Orientation on Thursday, October 29, 2020 
This meeting will focus on new members, but any GRAPE
member can attend as a refresher!

Thursday, October 29, 2020
9:00am – 10:00am via ZOOM

Learn how to get the most out of your GRAPE membership
Membership Meetings*Committees*Sponsorship Opportunities*Eldercare Fairs*Leadership Structure*The ElderPages Directory*Networking Events*GRAPE Website*Member Login*Event Registration

Watch your email and the GRAPE website soon for registration information.
 Questions? Contact the GRAPE office at 585-256-4351 or info@grapelder.org 
The GRAPE year and all memberships ended on June 30.
If you still plan to renew please let us know by October 15. After that date you will no longer have access to member information on the website or receive emails from GRAPE. You can renew now by using the pay buttons when you login to your GRAPE account or by contacting the GRAPE office at
(585) 256-4351 or info@grapelder.org.
As we continue to navigate and adjust our regular GRAPE events based on gathering restrictions and other factors, the Advocacy Committee is looking at options for the Annual Legislative Town Hall Breakfast in 2021. Although we will not have our regular membership/roundtable meeting to discuss topics, it is still very important for the GRAPE members to share their expertise and experience to suggest topics/key issues that we may be able to bring to the attention of legislators.  If you have not already done so, please complete this very brief survey to assist the committee and thank you!

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 and GET INVOLVED
Thank you to St. John's for hosting GRAPE's Monthly Membership Breakfast Meetings - we hope to be back soon!

Thank you to Legacy at Clover Blossom for hosting the monthly GRAPE board meetings!

GRAPE New Members in September
Kim Archie
Dakarai Home Care Services
75 South Clinton Avenue Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 563-8802 x101

Tamara Davis
Owner and Operator
Excellent Care LLC
654 Empire Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 419-5684

Jeanette Cooper
Senior Care Advisor
Senior Care Authority
144 Fairport Village Landing
Suite 366
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 643-1751

Anthony Argentieria
Field Sales Representative, New York Medicare Market
(585) 362-1242

Adam Bobak
Community Sales Director
Atria Senior Living Greece
150 Towngate Road
Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 683-3303

Jennifer Aiezza
Marketing Manager
St. Ann's Community
1500 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 697-6406

Rebecca Pontera
Director of Resident Services
Rochester Presbyterian Home
256 Thurston Road
Rochester, NY 14619
(585) 235-9100

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 theelderpages.com 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