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Residential market booming in downtown Rochester (access required)

When Heidi Zimmer-Meyer looks out of her office window on Chestnut Street, she can see five or six buildings under construction out her window. Zimmer-Meyer, president of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, says that since 2000, 5,200 people have moved ...

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Ibero CEO leans on lessons she learned from traveling a rocky road (access required)

At one time, Angelica Perez-Delgado was a teen mom who had dropped out of high school to care for her child. Today, she runs the Ibero-American Action League Inc., a local nonprofit with more than 200 staffers that serves roughly ...

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Therapy gardening project blooms at RPC, Bryant & Stratton (access required)

Bryant & Stratton College and Rochester Psychiatric Center have partnered on student fieldwork since the school began its occupational therapy assistant program several years ago. But this year, the two organizations have added therapeutic gardening to the Level I component ...

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Leadership Rochester: Connecting leaders and strengthening community (access required)

The time to invest in our community of Rochester is now. Greater Rochester is home to individuals and families who hold rich talents and diverse cultural backgrounds. Our landscapes offer abundant waterways, vistas, and parks that form a visually stunning region. Dynamic and ...

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Ease into restarting your old workout routine (access required)

Men looking to get back on track with their fitness goals after a more sedentary lifestyle over the past year-plus should take things slow and steady rather than rushing back into the exercise routines they did pre-COVID-19. Richard Alweis M.D., ...

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Planning for your long-term care checklist (access required)

It’s no secret that people are living longer. In 2018, for the first time in history, people over the age of 65 outnumbered children under the age of five across the globe, according to the United Nations’ World Population Aging ...

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Now is the time to find donors, volunteers and employee retirees (access required)

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” — Booker T. Washington We are in our fifteenth month since the pandemic was officially announced. We have an entire country of individuals, with the exception of our ...

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RGRTA rolls out Reimagine RTS (access required)

Curb-to-curb service has come to Rochester’s public transit system in the form of RTS on Demand. Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) this week rolled out the long-awaited Reimagine RTS, with RTS on Demand as one aspect of the newly redesigned ...

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Making sure no one is left behind as community rebounds from COVID-19 (access required)

As more vaccines are distributed and businesses continue to open up, the COVID-19 pandemic is seemingly easing with a bright future on the horizon. As we experience renewed optimism, consumers are emerging from their homes and spending within their communities, ...

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Child care centers say funding boost coming none too soon (access required)

New York state’s enacted 2022 budget includes a historic $5 billion investment in child care through both state and federally funded initiatives designed to help restart the economy, support essential workers and child care providers and improve access to quality, ...

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Report card: Rochester trails state in 5 key areas (access required)

The Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area trails New York state in five of eight key areas used to assess the nine-county region’s wellbeing, a new report from ACT Rochester shows. The 2021 Nine-County Regional Report Card, presented Tuesday by ACT Rochester, ...

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RHIO to improve demographic data within health system (access required)

Rochester RHIO will use $222,000 in funding from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation over the next two years to improve the quality and completeness of demographic data collected and shared in electronic health record systems across the region. The effort ...

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Kids Out and About celebrates 20 years of connecting parents, community (access required)

When advertising is your bread and butter, it seems unlikely you would want to give it away. But that is exactly what Debra Ross did during the pandemic. Ross is the founder, publisher and CEO of EntertainmentCalendar.com, the umbrella company ...

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Using technology to enhance senior living (access required)

Our shared pandemic has directed a spotlight on the quality of life for seniors who are so near and dear to us in our communities. Recently, we have seen several articles discussing senior living, as the past year has helped demonstrate the generational gap in the adoption of technologies. Not long ago, many of us ...

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The proven value of older adults in the workforce (access required)

The “unretirement” of older adults is good news for business; especially as the economy begins to recover from the pandemic and the demand increases for the recruitment of new workers in a tight labor market. In fact, according to a March 2021 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workers aged 55 and over will account for all of ...

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