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YMCA shares task force recommendations for enhanced urban services (access required)

Enhancing programing at existing locations and exploring a collaboration with a developer to create a modified downtown wellness facility are among the recommendations to the YMCA of Greater Rochester by a task force created by the agency to enhance urban services.   While the ...

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Good planning can ease burden of senior care costs (access required)

Considering the cost of nursing home care and the many restrictions and regulations of Medicaid, planning well in advance can ease the financial burden that individuals and families would otherwise encounter during a life crisis. “We don’t want our clients ...

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Brushing up on Social Security (access required)

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935 and created a social insurance program that was originally designed to pay retired workers age 65 and older a continuing monthly income.

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Nelms has found a path to success at East High (access required)

Shaun Nelms said no to the East High School Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) superintendent job several times before finally accepting the offer in 2016. That’s what past experiences will do to you. “Frankly, my experience as a school chief was ...

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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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