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Rochester area reps named to statewide committee on aging  

Rochester area reps named to statewide committee on aging  

Three Rochester area representatives have been named to a statewide stakeholder committee focused on aging. 

They are: 

  • Thomas Caprio, M.D., director of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center; 
  • Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, and 
  • Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health. 

The group of 28 have been tasked with advising the Master Plan for Aging Council, who is developing the state’s first-ever Master Plan for Aging.  

The document is being created to ensure older New Yorkers can live healthy, fulfilling lives while aging with dignity and independence.  

The advisory committee of stakeholders will ensure that the leading experts and the public at large have input into the plan and ultimately help establish guidelines for age-friendly policies to provide opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages.  

Representatives include health care and support service providers; consumers; informal caregivers; older adults – particularly those in communities experiencing disparities; health plan companies, labor and community-based organizations, employers, experts on aging and academic researchers. 

The stakeholder group held its first meeting Jan. 9.  

“All New Yorkers deserve to age in their community with dignity and independence,” said NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, in a statement. “The input provided by these stakeholders will provide the framework for the Master Plan for Aging and guide our efforts to ensure aging New Yorkers have access to quality long term care in healthy, livable communities where they can thrive.” 

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