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Details on the ABLE Act for disabled citizens (access required)

In 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act created a mechanism whereby disabled Americans could establish a tax-advantaged savings account, appropriately referred to as an ABLE account, to supplement their lifestyle needs. As defined by the Social Security Administration ...

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Local technology advancements aid in health care equity (access required)

When David Craig was studying to become a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had his first cancer diagnosis. After the Co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health entered the pharmaceutical industry, he became a patient in his professional ...

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RASE Commission to launch community leadership phase of implementation plan (access required)

The county of Monroe and city of Rochester have launched an updated website for the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) ahead of the Community Leadership phase of its implementation plan. “The work of the Commission on Racial and ...

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ESL Federal Credit Union to offer homebuyer grants for Black, Latino residents (access required)

ESL Federal Credit Union will awards grants for Black and Latino first-time homebuyers, the organization said on Friday. The grant is a 10-to-1 dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,500 toward down payment and closing costs. Homeownership rates among Black and Latino ...

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Upstate VOA celebrates 125 years of serving children, the impoverished (access required)

In its first 125 years, Volunteers of America Upstate New York has helped more than 1 million people through poverty and homelessness, reentry and children’s services and annually serves 6,000 people in Upstate New York. Founded in New York City ...

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World Relief Western New York works to further local resettlement efforts (access required)

Refuge Rochester LLC has merged with World Relief to become World Relief Western New York, a nonprofit Christian humanitarian organization that works to bring sustainable solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems, including disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression and ...

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Racial disparities in health care, cardiovascular outcomes (access required)

Black and Latinx communities were more likely to be infected by the coronavirus and more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts over the past 18 months, putting long-standing and well-documented racial disparities in health ...

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M Squared Foundation seeks to foster nonviolence (access required)

In July 1993, Michael Nelson Sr., a Desert Storm veteran, was murdered in Rochester in a case of mistaken identity. He had been home from war less than two years. Twenty-one years later, Nelson’s son, Michael Jr., was murdered in ...

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Two Arc chapters merge to serve four counties under one umbrella (access required)

This fall, four Rochester-area counties will be served by a newly merged Arc chapter, Arc GLOW. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and Arc of Genesee Orleans on Oct. 1 will finalize a merger that has been many months in the making. ...

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Finances change as we age and you need to prepare for it (access required)

One recent morning, I heard a news story about people who are worried about their finances. Multiple studies — National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and others — demonstrate the fact that our ability to process financial information declines by 1 percent a year after age 60. Our confidence in our own financial decision-making abilities does not, however, decline with age. This dichotomy sometimes creates major ...

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